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PELOPONNESUS (" Island of Pelops ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 76 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PELOPONNESUS (" Island of Pelops "), the ancient and modern Greek official name for the part of Greece south of the Isthmus of Corinth. In medieval times it was called the Morea,from its resemblance to a mulberry-leaf in shape, and this name is still current in popular speech.
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