(place) Peninsula forming the S part of the mainland of Greece.
A peninsula forming the southern part of Greece south of the Gulf of Corinth. It was dominated by Sparta until the fourth century bc .
Peloponnesus Sentence Examples
They carried their arms into Peloponnesus and at the head of a large coalition permanently crippled the power of Sparta.
On the advance of Pyrrhus into Peloponnesus, he recovered his dominions.
They had sighted the coast of Peloponnesus when a storm overtook them and drove them to the coast of Libya, where they were saved from a quicksand by the local nymphs.
Their presence is explained by the legend that, when the Dorians conquered Peloponnesus, the Neleidae were driven out and took refuge in Attica, whence they led colonies to the eastern shores of the Aegean.
Alpheus was recognized in cult and myth as the chief or typical river-god in the Peloponnesus, as was Achelous in northern Greece.