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  • Shurely shome mishtake?—Ed. The Thalassocracy (thalassa, thalatta "sea") was the hegemony over the Aegean Sea exercised by various peoples (Lydians, Pelasgians, Thracians, Rhodians etc.) between the fall of Troy and the foundation of the Athenian league.

    August 19, 2008

  • Oh, dear. I wouldn’t know—I copied the word over from I think it is erroneous, as neither the Free Dictionary or Wikipedia refer to this spelling.

    August 19, 2008

  • Blimey, I noticed it had quite a few hits, but it's even got into some printed books—even ones about Ancient Greece! Have that proof-reader sacked now.

    August 19, 2008