Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Hellespont.

Etymologies

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Hellespont +‎ -ine?

Examples

  • a heavy storm with a violent gale from the east -- which those who inhabit these parts call a "Hellespontine" -- burst upon them; as many of them then as perceived the gale increasing, and who were able to do so from their position, anticipated the storm by hauling their ships on shore, and both they and their ships escaped.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

  • Lacedaemonians — alive to the fact that the sale of the Euxine tithe-dues had been negotiated in Byzantium by Athens; aware also that as long as the Athenians kept hold on Calchedon the loyalty of the other Hellespontine cities was secured to them (at any rate while Pharnabazus remained their friend) — felt that the state of affairs demanded their serious attention.

    Hellenica

  • Ionian, Aeolian, and Hellespontine communities to send their contingents to join him at Ephesus.

    Hellenica

  • Presently, finding himself no nearer the fulfilment of his object — which was their reduction — he set off home himself and left it to Conon the while so to conciliate the Hellespontine states that as large a naval power as possible might be mustered against the coming spring.

    Hellenica

  • Hellenes, and with such happy result that the Hellespontine cities, of their own accord, were eager to contribute funds for the support of his troops.

    Anabasis

  • This Pharnaces was the Persian governor of the Hellespontine region Map 5.3, whom the Peloponnesian envoys to the Persian king were trying to reach in 2.67 when the Thracians detained them and turned them over to the Athenians.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Xerxes, fearing that treachery might burn or break the Hellespontine bridges, instantly despatched a hundred ships to protect them; and then, leaving Mardonius with three hundred thousand men to retrieve the disaster of Salamis, and effect, as he promised to do, the conquest of the rest of Greece, the monarch set out on his ignominious retreat to Asia.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • Hellespontine bridges, at once a proud trophy of victory, and a signal illustration of the divine punishment that had befallen the audacious and impious attempt to lay a yoke upon the sacred waters of the Hellespont.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • They built for the Persian king Xerxes the Hellespontine bridges over which he marched his immense army into Greece (see p. 81).

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • Hellespontine country is outrageous, and Diopeithes has no right to drive the vessels to shore, [n] and ought to be stopped.

    The Public Orations of Demosthenes, volume 2

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