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Chersonesus
(1,017 words)

(Χερσόνησος; Chersónēsos).

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[1] Modern Peninsula Gallipoli

The peninsula nowadays called Gallipoli (more than 900 km2); traces of prehistoric settlement, a strategically favourable position, and fertile. First mentioned in Hom. Il. 2,844f., as homeland of the Thracians Acamas and Peirous. Aeolian colonization in the 7th cent. BC (Alopekonnesos, Madytus, Sestus); I…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), Tokhtas'ev, Sergej R. (St. Petersburg) and Makris, Georgios (Bochum), “Chersonesus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e232350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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