[spawr-uh-deez; Greek spaw-rah-th es]
- two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades), including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor.
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Examples from the Web for sporades
At Anaphe, one of the Sporades, they were saved from a storm by Apollo.
The island of Euboea, the Cyclades and the northern Sporades were added to the new kingdom.
Delos,833 the Cyclades about it, and the Sporades adjacent to these, belong rather to the Ægæan sea.
At present we are to describe the remaining islands of the Sporades, which deserve mention.
But if by Syria we understand one of the Sporades or Cyclades, we are furnished with a ready solution of this enigma.The Ignatian Epistles Entirely Spurious
William Dool Killen
- two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades, lying northeast of Euboea, and the Southern Sporades, which include the Dodecanese and lie off the SW coast of Turkey
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