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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 that lies between the "Cyclades and the "Peloponnesos. It is described as the part of the "Aegean Sea south of "Euboea, "Attica, and "Argolis.[1] Some of the water mass of the "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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. Retrieved August 31, 2006. 
  2. ^ http://la.wikisource.org/wiki/Carmina_(Horatius)_I,_I

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