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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How to use Sporades in a sentence
He was also at Anaphe, one of the Sporades; which island was denominated Membliaros from one of his followers.
At Anaphe, one of the Sporades, they were saved from a storm by Apollo.
Sporades, a group of islands in the Ægean Sea, of which the largest is the Mitylene.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia | Edited by Rev. James Wood
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
To the Sporades also are to be referred the islands about Crete, which I have already mentioned.
British Dictionary definitions for Sporades
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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