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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 previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

Balearic Basin Alboran Sea Ligurian Sea Tyrrhenian Sea Adriatic Sea Ionian Sea Aegean Sea Levantine Sea Sardino- Balearic Abyssal Plain Tyrrhenian Abyssal Plain Corsica Sardinia V a le n c ia T r o u g h Languedoc Spain France Italy ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

Aegean Sea The easternmost embay- ment of the Mediterranean, bounded by Greece on the west, Turkey on the east, ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2002)

by Peter Haggett

The plain's southern boundary is the Othrys range, which runs southeast into the Aegean Sea but reappears to form the northern part of Euboea, a long, narrow island running parallel to the coast. Two further spurs of the Pindus run down into ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

The Aegean Sea changes off the Island of Rhodes to the Mediterranean Sea. The southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey has a narrow belt of plains that run to the border with Syria. The southern mountains include the Taurus Mountains ...

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