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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An arm of the Aegean Sea in southern Greece between Attica and the Peloponnesus east of Corinth. A canal links it with the Gulf of Corinth.

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  • n. a gulf of the Aegean on the southeastern coast of Greece


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  • The Lacedaemonians arrived first, and at once set to work making machines for hauling ships over the isthmus, from Corinth to the Saronic Gulf.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Glancing back, I saw the more straightforward Doric Temple of Apollo, exquisitely outlined against the deep blue waters of the Saronic Gulf and a lustrous sky.

    See Delphi and Die

  • A boom rang out over the colonnades, the quay, and the Saronic Gulf.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The next morning the sun burned over the Saronic Gulf, its rays reflecting blindingly off the blue waters.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The Aeginetan navy ruled the Saronic Gulf for decades.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • In the region of Attica, it blows in from the south, off the Saronic Gulf.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Just northeast of Cynosura lies the islet of Psyttaleia; together the islet and the peninsula all but block off the eastern end of the Salamis straits from the Saronic Gulf.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • From its precise launching to its bravura sweep up the Saronic Gulf to its soundless parade past an ignorant enemy, the Persian navy had performed brilliantly.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Aegina is an island in the Saronic Gulf, south of Salamis, about thirty-three square miles in size.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • In addition, they might have instructed rowing masters and pipers not to call out or pipe each stroke but, rather, to keep time by striking stones together—as a Spartan fleet did when successfully surprising the Athenians in the Saronic Gulf at night in 388 B.C.—or perhaps by leading the crew in humming or whispering a rhythmic song.

    The Battle of Salamis


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