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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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Athens

ATHENS     ATHÍNAI.   Capital of Greece and of ATTICA, it also gave its name to the Crusader Duchy of Athens, 1205-1460, though the actual capital of the Duchy was Thebes, which was then bigger than Athens. After the Crusaders had captured … Continue reading

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Aegean Islands

AEGEAN ISLANDS   NÍSOI AIYAÍOU. All the Aegean islands, except one island of middling size, Gödçeara (Imroz), which is west of the Gallipoli peninsula, and some small ones close to the shores of Turkey, have belonged to Greece since 1947. They … Continue reading

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