chersonese


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cher·so·nese

 (kûr′sə-nēz′, -nēs′)
n.
A peninsula.

[Latin chersonēsus, from Greek khersonēsos : khersos, dry land + nēsos, island; see snā- in Indo-European roots.]

chersonese

(ˈkɜːsəˌniːs)
n
(Physical Geography)
a. a poetic or rhetorical word for peninsula
b. (capital when part of a name): Thracian Chersonese.
[C17: from Latin, from Greek khersonēsos, from khersos dry (land) + nēsos island]
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10) On the fifth day, these ships mounted shields upon their prows, indicating that the Athenians had disembarked and were dispersed in the Chersonese.
Bird, The Golden Chersonese: and the Way Thither (Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1967); Ernest Chew, "Reviews: The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither, The Soul of Malaya, and The Making of Modern Malaysia," Modern Asian Studies, 4 (1970): 93-4.
The only mistake Darius made during the campaign was in allowing the escape of Miltiades, the tyrant of the Thracian Chersonese, a Greek state occupying a peninsula forming the north side of the Hellespont or Dardanelles.
The other additions included the Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe in the German city of Kassel, Golestan Palace in Tehran, the Medici family villas in Italy, and the Ancient City of Rauric Chersonese and its Chora in the Ukraine.
Herbert has lent to this poignancy no accidental setting: as the battle begins a new tableau is revealed of the Plain of Troy, with the wall of Troy stage left, and the Greek camp stage right, and "In the background the Hellespont, and beyond it the hills of the Chersonese (or Gallipoli Peninsula)" (Helen 102).