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The Myrtoan Sea (Greek: Mυρτώο Πέλαγος, Myrtoo Pelagos, Greek pronunciation: [miɾˈto.o ˈpelaɣos]), also written as the Mirtoan Sea, is a subdivision of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
that lies between the Cyclades
Cyclades
and the Peloponnesos. It is described as the part of the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
south of Euboea, Attica, and Argolis.[1] Some of the water mass of the Black Sea
Black Sea
reaches the Myrtoan Sea, via transport through the Aegean Sea. (Saundry, Hogan & Baum. 2011) The Saronic Gulf, the gulf of Athens, lies between the Corinth Canal and the Myrtoan Sea. It is said to have been named after the mythical hero Myrtilus, who was thrown into this sea by an enraged Pelops. The name has also been connected with that of the maiden Myrto. It is also said to have derived its name from a small island named Myrtus.[citation needed]

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1.1 Classical references 1.2 Modern references 1.3 Sources

References[edit] Classical references[edit]

Horace
Horace
makes a reference to Mare Myrtoum in Liber I, Carmen I, line 14 ("Ad Maecenatem").[2] Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder
(iv. 11. s. 18) considers the Myrtoan a part of the Aegean. Strabo
Strabo
distinguishes between the Myrtoan and Aegean; Strabo
Strabo
wrote that the Aegean terminated at the promontory of Sunium in Attica.

Modern references[edit]

Peter Saundry, C.Michael Hogan & Steve Baum. 2011. Sea of Crete. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds.M.Pidwirny & C.J.Cleveland. National Council for Science and Environment. Washington DC.

Sources[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2006.  ^ http://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Carmina_(Horatius)_I,_I

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