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Hellespont

Hellespont (i.e. "Sea of Helle" variously named in classical literature, Hellesponium Pelagus, and Fretum Hellesponticum), was the ancient name of the Dardanelles. It was so-called from Helle, the daughter of Athamas, who was drowned here.

This entry was originally from an 1911 Encyclopedia.



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