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Ionian Sea

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Mediterranean Sea
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Peloponnesus
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Crete
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Syracuse

 

Definition: Sea to the west of Greece (and the east of Italy) that was the scene of many battles between Greece and Rome. Colonists from Corinth crossed the Ionian Sea on their way to the island Sicily, where they founded the colony of Syracuse.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Map of Ancient Greece
This site has a standard map and then a map of the world as the ancient Greeks saw it.

The Greek World
This map shows a lot more of the world around Greece.

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