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Hellespont (strait)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: E.N. Borza Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 25, 2023 04:12 PM History
The Hellespont is a narrow strait of northwestern Turkey that connects the Aegean Sea to Propontis (Sea of Marmara). It is known today as the Dardanelles. Pseudo-Apollodorus records a myth that seems to have been widespread in antiquity: the Hellespont got its name by being the place where Helle, sister of Phrixus, fell off the flying golden ram.

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water, open

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 51 H4 Hellespontus

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Dardanelles/Çanakkale Boğazı TKY

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E.N. Borza, Brady Kiesling, R. Talbert, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, G. Reger, Sean Gillies, Ingrid Luo, and Gabriel Bodard, 'Hellespont (strait): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 08 December 2023]

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