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  1. the ancient name for (the Sea of) Marmara
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Examples from the Web for propontis

Historical Examples

  • Thasos868 was founded by Parians, and Parium,869 a city in the Propontis.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


  • Then the parts below the Propontis, extending as far as Lectum.

  • The people of Adrasteia occupied the Propontis, as far as the Granicus.

  • The length of the Propontis from the Troad to Byzantium is stated to be 1500 stadia.

  • The journey along the northern shore of the Propontis was accomplished in safety.


    Alfred John Church