Marmara, Sea of
- The sea's ancient name was Propontis, Greek for "fore-sea," referring to the fact that the Sea of Marmara precedes the Black Sea (q.v.). The island of Marmara (ancient Prokonnesos) is the source of its more recent name. Constantinople (q.v.) extends into the Sea of Marmara at a point where the sea meets the Bosporos (q.v.). To the south, the Sea of Marmara connects to the Aegean Sea via the Hellespont (qq.v.).
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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