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Sestos

[ses-tos]
noun
  1. an ancient Thracian town on the Hellespont opposite Abydos: Xerxes crossed the Hellespont here when he began his invasion of Greece.
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Historical Examples of sestos

  • The history of Herodotus terminates with the siege of Sestos.

    The Every Day Book of History and Chronology

    Joel Munsell

  • Sestos and Abydos are distant from each other, from harbour to harbour, about 30 stadia.

  • There is a place near Sestos, called Apobathra, where the raft was fastened.

  • You must go to Sestos for your supplies; why not stay there altogether.

    Callias

    Alfred John Church

  • Some went up the country, but most made their way to Sestos.

    Callias

    Alfred John Church


British Dictionary definitions for sestos

Sestos

noun
  1. a ruined town in NW Turkey, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles: N terminus of the bridge of boats built by Xerxes in 481 bc for the crossing of his armies of invasion
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