Peloponnesus


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Pel·o·pon·ne·sus

 (pĕl′ə-pə-nē′səs) also Pel·o·pon·nese (pĕl′ə-pə-nēz′, -nēs′)
A peninsula forming the southern part of Greece south of the Gulf of Corinth. It was dominated by Sparta until the fourth century bc.

Pel′o·pon·ne′sian (-nē′zhən, -shən) adj. & n.

Pel•o•pon•ne•sus

(ˌpɛl ə pəˈni səs)

also Pel•o•pon•ne•sos

(-sɒs, -soʊs, -səs)

n.
a peninsula forming the S part of Greece: seat of the early Mycenaean civilization and the powerful city-states of Argos, Sparta, etc. 986,912; 8356 sq. mi. (21,640 sq. km).
Also called Morea.
Pel`o•pon•ne′sian (-ʒən, -ʃən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Peloponnesus - the southern peninsula of GreecePeloponnesus - the southern peninsula of Greece; dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Sparta - an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC
Olympia - a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games
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This island seems formed by nature to be the mistress of Greece, for it is entirely surrounded by a navigable ocean which washes almost all the maritime parts of that country, and is not far distant on the one side from Peloponnesus, on the other, which looks towards Asia, from Triopium and Rhodes.
The league soon embraced almost the whole Peloponnesus.
6: As they were being pursued, one of the Harpies fell into the river Tigris, in Peloponnesus which is now called Harpys after her.
As Paul Rahe observes in The Spartan Regime (2016), "[t]he Spartans were acutely aware that they were interlopers in the Peloponnesus, that they had invaded and seized Laconia by force, and that their servants--the 'old helots' of the provinces--were descended from the original Achaean stock, which had ruled Lacedaemon in the epoch described by Homer.
Thus, they were deeply conscious of the importance of balancing their internal dangers with the external threats in the Peloponnesus.
Methane and hydrogen sulfide seepage in the northwest Peloponnesus petroliferous basin (Greece): Origin and geohazard.
The best estimate of the population of the Peloponnesus in the second century B.
In a letter, written in 1516 as a preface to the editio princeps of Pausanias, Musurus describes the academy and mentions that its members hail from Crete, Corfu and the coastal regions of the Peloponnesus.
The most famous lethal, the Olympics, were further notable for the several fierce struggles between the two small and otherwise unimportant cities in the Western Peloponnesus that sought to control and manage those games in antiquity: Elis and Pisa.
Contractor name : THE CONSORTIUM LEVELER SA- GEODIASTASI EE- TOPOTECHNIKI OE- SAMBRAKOS PETROS- FOUSEKIS GEORGIOS- PAPAGIANNOULIS EVANGELOS FOR CADASTRAL OF PELOPONNESUS TRADING AS CONSORTIUM FOR LAND IN THE PELOPONNES
We were going deep into the Peloponnesus, in a Greece that no longer exists.
The name comes from the Greek "Arcadia": a district on the Peloponnesus sacred to Jupiter's son Arcas, and also the abode of Pan (another son of Jupiter, by a different marriage), the god of forests, pastures, flocks, and herds.