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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
Thracian peninsula on the northern border of the Hellespont (today's Dardanelles),
the strait leading from the Ægean Sea to Propontis (today's Sea of Marmara)
and the Euxine Pontus (today's Black Sea) (area 9).
"Chersonèsos" is in fact the Greek word for "peninsula". Thus, several other peninsulas, aside from Thracian Chersonese, where also called "Chersonese", including Taurician Chersonese, or Tauris (today's Crimea) ; the Chersonese of Bybassia, the peninsula on which was located the city of Cnidus in southern Asia Minor ; and a peninsula on the coast of the Saronic Gulf, between Troezen and Epidaurus.