(Ἰσθμός; Isthmós, ὁ (ho) or ἡ (hē)) 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  (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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