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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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In fact, there are even writings dating back to the 1st century AD, where Greco-Roman mathematician Ptolemy wrote on the region called the Golden Chersonese.
Gold features prominently in early texts that mention the region, as with Ptolemy's Golden Chersonese (Golden Land), and Suvarnabhumi (again, Golden Land) and Suvarnadipa (Golden Island) in early Indian accounts.
It is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including: the Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora; Saint-Sophia Cathedral and related monastic buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra; L'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre; and the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans.
This explains the empire's great interest in the excavations of Chersonese, where according to "The Story of the Passing Years," prince Vladimir was baptized.
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).
19) The Heroikos is a fictitious dialogue between a disbelieving Phoenician and a vine-dresser in the Thracian Chersonese, who is a faithful devotee of the cult of Protesilaos.
The Aurea Chersonese appears on Martin Behaim's globe of 1492 under the name aurea ch'fonefs.
The chosen arca, the Sigeum, the Troad and the Chersonese (and afterwards also Thrace) is constructed in the Athenian imaginary world asa space settled by Attic heroes who justify Athenian control.
22) After reaching the Thracian Chersonese in 334, Alexander's march took the character of a religious pilgrimage, in which he made sacrifices to the gods and visited sites associated with heroes of the Trojan War.
Isabella Bird appears in chapter 2, "Line of Sight: Narration and the Spectator in Isabella Bird's The Golden Chersonese," as a woman who inscribes a conventional female self through the epistolary mode and narrates a picturesque perspective on the Southeast Asian environment.
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.