Example sentences for: peloponnese

How can you use “peloponnese” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • On 25 March 1821, Archbishop Germanos raised a new blue-and-white banner in Patras in the Peloponnese and declared independence, but it took 11 years and some formidable foreign help for the Greeks to win their war against Turkish rule.

  • The Corinth Canal cuts the narrow isthmus that links the Peloponnese with the Greek mainland and splits the Saronic Gulf from the Gulf of Corinth (this links to the Adriatic further west).

  • After the disaster, Mycenean Greeks from the Peloponnese moved in to control what remained of the Minoan settlements — they may even have precipitated the destruction.

  • Sailing around the Peloponnese to Athens not only added extra time to the journey, but also carried ships through some of the most dangerous waters in the Mediterranean  —  especially in the winter.

  • Decorated with a modern carved relief of a Classical theme, the marble is inscribed with the words of an oration by Pericles to honor the dead of the wars of the Peloponnese — it is said that the tombs of these ancient soldiers lie under this very spot.

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