Hellespont


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Hel·les·pont

 (hĕl′ĭ-spŏnt′)

Hellespont

(ˈhɛlɪˌspɒnt)
n
(Placename) the ancient name for the Dardanelles

Dar•da•nelles

(ˌdɑr dnˈɛlz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 mi. (64 km) long; 1–5 mi. (1.6–8 km) wide. Ancient, Hellespont.
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Noun1.Hellespont - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian TurkeyHellespont - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Translations

Hellespont

[ˈhelɪspɒnt] NHelesponto m
References in classic literature ?
So, if great things to small may be compar'd, XERXES, the Libertie of GREECE to yoke, From SUSA his MEMNONIAN Palace high Came to the Sea, and over HELLESPONT Bridging his way, EUROPE with ASIA joyn'd, And scourg'd with many a stroak th' indignant waves.
Over these the host of the Argives built a noble tomb, on a point jutting out over the open Hellespont, that it might be seen from far out upon the sea by those now living and by them that shall be born hereafter.
Such are those to whom some state is given either for money or by the favour of him who bestows it; as happened to many in Greece, in the cities of Ionia and of the Hellespont, where princes were made by Darius, in order that they might hold the cities both for his security and his glory; as also were those emperors who, by the corruption of the soldiers, from being citizens came to empire.
Acamas and the warrior Peirous commanded the Thracians and those that came from beyond the mighty stream of the Hellespont.
Themistocles made Xerxes, king of Persia, post apace out of Grecia, by giving out, that the Grecians had a purpose to break his bridge of ships, which he had made athwart Hellespont.
Within the Hellespont we saw where the original first shoddy contract mentioned in history was carried out, and the "parties of the second part" gently rebuked by Xerxes.
We had water batteries and forts on both sides of the Hellespont, flying the crimson flag of Turkey, with its white crescent, and occasionally a village, and sometimes a train of camels; we had all these to look at till we entered the broad sea of Marmora, and then the land soon fading from view, we resumed euchre and whist once more.
My meaning may be learned from Homer; he, you know, feeds his heroes at their feasts, when they are campaigning, on soldiers' fare; they have no fish, although they are on the shores of the Hellespont, and they are not allowed boiled meats but only roast, which is the food most convenient for soldiers, requiring only that they should light a fire, and not involving the trouble of carrying about pots and pans.
As Beckett remarks in his short essay 'Recent Irish Poetry', written in the 1930s, the artist may state the space between himself and the world of objects 'as no-man's land, Hellespont or vacuum, according as he happens to be feeling resentful, nostalgic or merely depressed', in Disjecta: Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment, ed.
Someone said cuttingly of me, 'She lent a little too-fugitive glamour to those Hellespont royals.
over boots in love, And yet you never swum the Hellespont.
The civilization of Homeric Troy, which commanded the Hellespont (the Dardanelles), still fascinates many visitors today.