1. the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
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How To Use Hellespont In A Sentence

  • Hellesponto, quòd plurimi modò appellant brachium sanctì Georgij, et aliqui Buke, Troia vetus. The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • * There were three actions; one near Cyzicus, on the Hellespont, one near Nice, in Bithynia, the third near the Issus, in Cilicia, where Alexander conquered Darius. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Meanwhile right across the Hellespont lay the Kingdom of Syria, and Antiochus III, who ruled that vast land, had shown great eagerness when his distinguished guest, General Hannibal, explained to him how easy it would be to invade Italy and sack the city of Rome. The Story of Mankind
  • Hellespont as along a royal road; and how his army drank a whole river dry -- all of which is gravely related by Herodotus as fact, is discredited by the Latin poet JUVENAL, who attributes these stories to the imaginations of "browsy poets. Mosaics of Grecian History
  • Hellespont in a kind of ferryboat, he met Pompey's fleet sailing with Dio's Rome, Volume 2 An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus; and Now Presented in English Form. Second Volume Extant Books 36-44 (B.C.
  • Lips and Caecias, sometimes called Hellespontias, are both rainy gestes and Eurus are dry: the latter being dry at first and rainy afterwards. Meteorology
  • Through my policy, which he arraigns, instead of the Thebans invading this country with Philip, as all expected, they joined our ranks and prevented him; —instead of the war being in Attica, it took place seven hundred furlongs from the city on the confines of Bœotia; —instead of corsair issuing from Eubœa to plunder us, Attica was in peace on the coast-side during the whole war; —instead of Philip being master of the Hellespont by taking Byzantium, the Byzantines were our auxiliaries against him Does this computation of services, think you, resemble the casting of accounts? III. On the Crown
  • Spartan, was sent with a small force by land to the Hellespont to effect the revolt of Abydos, which is a Milesian colony; and the The History of the Peloponnesian War
  • In 481 b. c. Xerxes built a bridge of boats here to cross the Hellespont and invade Greece.
  • An town of Asia Minor on the Asiatic coast of the Hellespont in modern day Turkey .
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