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 (sĕf′ə-lō′nē-ə, -lōn′yə) also Ke·fal·li·ní·a (kĕ′fä-lē-nē′ä)
The largest of the Ionian Islands off the western coast of Greece. It was held by the British from 1809 to 1864.
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(ˌsɛfəˈləʊnɪə) or


(Placename) a mountainous island in the Ionian Sea, the largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece. Pop: 36 404 (2001). Area: 935 sq km (365 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Kephallinía
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(ˌsɛf əˈloʊ ni ə, -ˈloʊn yə)

the largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece. 31,297; 287 sq. mi. (743 sq. km). Greek, Kefallinia.
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Under Pericles, the Athenians also sought to bottle up Corinth and secure their lines of communications to Corcyra and beyond by gaining control of low-hanging fruit--islands off the coast of the Peloponnesus like Zacynthus and Cephallenia (2.7), thus adding pressure on Corinth to go its own way and leave Sparta in the lurch.
Thucydides 2.31 refers to the biggest Athenian army which had ever taken the field (in the autumn preceding the funeral speech, for the invasion of the Megarid), 2.33 refers to losses at Cephallenia. 2.25 refers to an engagement on Spartan territory with Brasidas and to various other expeditions which must have entailed some casualties.