Aegean



pertaining to the or Islands.
pertaining to or denoting the prehistoric civilization that preceded the historic Hellenic period and flourished on the various islands and nearby regions of the , as at Crete and Argolis.
the. .
an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey.
Contemporary Examples

Most of them live in or around Istanbul or on the Aegean coast in the western part of the country.
With New Turkish Liquor Ban, Raki Goes Underground Thomas Seibert June 12, 2014

In 410 B.C., some seven decades after their defeat at Salamis, the Persians jumped back into the “great game” of Aegean rivalry.
Iran Arms Race in Ancient Times Echoes Today James Romm April 11, 2012

In a secret conclave he called for naval sorties that would set fire to the dockyards of other port cities around the Aegean.
Iran Arms Race in Ancient Times Echoes Today James Romm April 11, 2012

Historical Examples

Three distinct foreign influences may be distinguished: they originate in Egypt, in Assyria, and in the Aegean.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 Various

The arrangement is comparable with Santorin in the Aegean Sea.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

Asia Minor from the Halys to the Aegean was brought under his authority at a single blow.
The History of Antiquity Max Duncker

Islands in the Aegean sea, so called because they surrounded Delos in a circle.
Keats: Poems Published in 1820 John Keats

Until that time they had been accustomed to sail only from island to island in the Aegean Sea.
Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne

Hence that sea was called the Aegean, and is so called to this day.
Mazes and Labyrinths W. H. Matthews

This attire more resembles the Aegean than the Homeric and Hellenic.
The World of Homer Andrew Lang

adjective
of or relating to the Aegean Sea or Islands
of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization of Greece, Asia Minor, and the Aegean Islands
noun
an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey

sea between Greece and Asia Minor, 1570s, traditionally named for Aegeus, father of Theseus, who threw himself to his death in it when he thought his son had perished; but perhaps from Greek aiges “waves,” a word of unknown origin.
Aegean Sea [(i-jee-uhn)]

An arm of the Mediterranean Sea off southeastern Europe between Greece and Turkey.

Note: This sea was a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete, Greece, Rome, and Persia (now Iran).

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