Euxine Sea


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Euxine Sea

(ˈjuːksaɪn)
n
(Placename) an ancient name for the Black Sea

Black′ Sea′


n.
a sea between Europe and Asia, bordered by Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, and the Russian Federation. 164,000 sq. mi. (424,760 sq. km). Also called Euxine Sea. Ancient, Pontus Euxinus.
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Noun1.Euxine Sea - a sea between Europe and AsiaEuxine Sea - a sea between Europe and Asia; a popular resort area of eastern Europeans
Sea of Azof, Sea of Azoff, Sea of Azov - a bay of the Black Sea between Russia and the Ukraine
References in classic literature ?
The Appolloniats, in the Euxine Sea, having admitted their sojourners to the freedom of their city, were troubled with seditions: and the Syracusians, after the expulsion of their tyrants, having enrolled [1303b] strangers and mercenaries amongst their citizens, quarrelled with each other and came to an open rupture: and the people of Amphipolis, having taken in a colony of Chalcidians, were the greater part of them driven out of the city by them.
What is the more widely accepted modern name for the Euxine Sea? 8.
According to the pioneering historian Herodotus, "They joined together triremes and penteconters, 360 to support the bridge on the side of the Euxine Sea, and 314 to sustain the other; and these they placed at right angles to the sea, and in the direction of the current of the Hellespont, relieving by these means the tension of the shore cables." When the work was done, Herodotus reports, the engineers secured the bridges, making "cables taut from the shore by the help of wooden capstans." When the bridge was stable, a vast forest of trees was sawn into planks and used to serve as the basis for a roadbed.