- ancient name of the Dardanelles.
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When love has to breast the Hellespont it feels its most impassioned thrill.The Hunted Outlaw
This done, the rest of the generals hastened back to the Hellespont.
Some were already in the Hellespont, where they had been left as guardships by Pasippidas, or else at Antandrus.
Agesilaus resolved to act upon it, and despatched Lysander to the Hellespont.
Such was the state of affairs in the Hellespont, so far at least as Athens and Sparta are concerned.
- the ancient name for the Dardanelles
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