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Chios

CHIOS   KHÍOS. Eastern Aegean island, lying west of the peninsula near Izmir (Smyrna) in western Anatolia and north of the Dodecanese; A nome (department) in Greece. It was generally Byzantine before 1204, though the Arabs held it in the 670s … Continue reading

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Chalcidice

CHALCIDICE    KHALKIDHÍKE. Greek peninsula in the Aegean Sea, itself having three peninsulas. It is southeast of Thessalonica, and generally shared the same fate as that city.   In the mid-14th century however the central and eastern districts of Chalcidice were in … Continue reading

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Carabisiani

CARABISIANI   KARABISIANON. One of the earliest themes (military region, which became an administrative district as well) in the Byzantine Empire, created in the 7th century. It was a maritime theme and covered the southern coastal regions of Asia Minor and … Continue reading

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Archipelago

ARCHIPELAGO     Our word for a sea clustered with islands comes from the Greek name for the Aegean Sea, the great sea.   The Duchy of the Archipelago (also called Naxos) was a Crusader state in the Cyclades, an island group in … Continue reading

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