Chersonese

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Chersonese /ˈkɜrsəns/ is a name that was given to several different places in ancient times. The word is Latin; it derives from the Greek term for "peninsula", χερσόνησος chersonēsos, from χέρσος chersos ("dry land") + νῆσος nēsos (island).

It was applied to a number of peninsular localities in the ancient world. These included:

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