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  1. an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia


  1. The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey. In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes.
  2. Aegean Sea: The Theme of the Aegean Sea was a Byzantine province in the northern Aegean Sea, established in the mid-9th century. As one of the Byzantine Empire's three dedicated naval themes, it served chiefly to provide ships and troops for the Byzantine navy, but also served as a civil administrative circumscription.


Aegean Sea a.k.a. The Aegean Sea tanker oil spill was a spill that occurred on 3 December 1992 when the double-bottom Greek-flagged oil tanker, Aegean Sea, en route to Repsol refinery in A Coruña, Spain, suffered an accident off the Galician coast. The ship had successfully passed all required tests and revisions. The accident occurred during extreme weather conditions and affected the Galician coast resulting in ecosystem damage, as well as damage to the fishing and tourist industries in A Coruña. The captain and pilot were found to be criminally liable and the shipowner took on much of the monetary liability.

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Google previewWorld War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Spencer C. Tucker

Aegean Sea, Naval Operations in.

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

More to explore Aegean Sea • Greece • Greece, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern Greece (2009)

by Dimitris Keridis

AEGEAN SEA. Named after Aegeas, king of Athens and father of Theseas, the Aegean is the sea between mainland Greece and Asia Minor. The Aegean has played a unique role in shaping Greece and Greek culture. The Aegean is an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present (2015)

From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Jerry H. Bentley, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr, Patrick Manning, Kenneth Pomeranz, Steven Topik

The Aegean Sea is bounded on the north by the European part of Turkey and connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Sea of Marmora and from there to the Black Sea through the straits of Dardanelles and Bosphorus. The main islands in the ...

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

The Aegean Sea is an arm of the eastern Mediterranean separating Greece and Turkey, providing access to the Black Sea and the southern Balkans. The Aegean Sea extends more than 300 miles north from Crete and varies in width from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2013)

by Nigel Wilson

beneath the Aegean Sea. The ocean floor has to bend in order to go down the subdution ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Byzantium (2012)

by John H. Rosser

AEGEAN SEA. Situated between Greece and Asia Minor, interspersed with numerous islands and an indented coastline, the Aegean was crucial to the economic prosperity of Byzantium. Constantinople needed free access to the Aegean for ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

AEGEAN SEA, a part of the Mediterranean Sea, being the archipelago between Greece on the west and Asia Minor on the east, bounded N. by European Turkey, and connected by the Dardanelles with the Sea of Marmora, and so ...

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In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves. (James Theodore Bent)
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