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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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Achaea

ACHAEA   AKHAÍA;  Achaia. District in Ancient Greece and a nome (department) in present-day Greece, which gave its name to a Roman province and a Crusader Principality, both larger than the district. The Achaeans were one of the principal peoples who … Continue reading

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