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Isthmus
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(Ἰσθμός; Isthmós, ὁ (ho) or ἡ ()) means primarily any connecting link between two things (e.g. the neck, Pl. Ti. 69e); in a narrower sense, any strip of land between two seas, as i.e. the Thracian Chersonesus [1] (Hdt. 6,36), but especially the I. of Corinth (e.g. Hdt. 8,40; Thuc. 1,13,5; 108,2; 2,9,2; 10,3).

This I. corresponds to the fundamental definition in two respects - it links, on the one hand, the Corinthian Gulf with…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), Lienau, Cay (Münster) and Burian, Jan (Prague), “Isthmus”, 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 18 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e528390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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