Hellespont


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Hel·les·pont

 (hĕl′ĭ-spŏnt′)
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Hellespont

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

[ˈhelɪspɒnt] NHelesponto m
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We sailed through the barren Archipelago, and into the narrow channel they sometimes call the Dardanelles and sometimes the Hellespont. This part of the country is rich in historic reminiscences, and poor as Sahara in every thing else.
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.
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. There be a thousand such like examples; and the more they are, the less they need to be repeated; because a man meeteth with them everywhere.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Acamas and the warrior Peirous commanded the Thracians and those that came from beyond the mighty stream of the Hellespont.
When Leander died while swimming across the Hellespont toward his lover Hero, she jumped to her death in a classic tragic and romantic resolution.
Crossing The Hellespont (Dardanel/Canakkale'yi Gecmek) baslikli birinci bolumde Gaddis, Pers Krali Xerxes'in Yunan topraklarina duzenledigi seferdeki basarisizliginin nedenlerini acikliyor.
In Greek mythology who was the lover of Hero who swam to her across the Hellespont? A Phineus B Orpheus C Eurydice D Leander A Palm Sunday B Bloody Sunday C Whit Sunday D Mothering Sunday 14.
This stance is reminiscent of the absurdity of the Persian King Xerxes who, infuriated by the rough seas that prevented his army from crossing the Hellespont and invading Greece, "punished" the seas by making his slaves flog it 300 times and throw chains in the water to subjugate it.