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Peloponnesus

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Definition: Peninsula in the central Greek world, separated from the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth, and containing several large city-states, including Sparta, Argos, Olympia, and Corinth. During the Peloponnesian War, Sparta dominated the Peloponnesus. Many battles were fought there.

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

Elsewhere on the Web:
The History of the Peloponnesus
Read more about this collection of city-states.

Map of the Peloponnesus
See a map of this area.

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