An ancient town of European Turkey at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles. In 481 bc , Xerxes I built a bridge of boats here to cross the Hellespont and invade Greece. Sestos is also the legendary home of Hero, the lover of Leander.
Town in ancient Thrace, on the Hellespont opposite Abydos.
Sestos Sentence Examples
Among the cities that occupied it the most important were Sestos aCallipolis (Gallipoli).
Sparta had only Sestos and Abydos of all that she had won by the battle of Aegospotami.
That struggle was not terminated by the battle of Mycale and the capture of Sestos in 479 B.C. It continued for thirty years longer, to the peace of Callias (but see Callias and Cimon).
Soon afterwards he sailed home with the Peloponnesians, leaving the Athenians to prosecute the siege of Sestos.
Hero, the beautiful priestess of Aphrodite at Sestos, was seen by Leander, a youth of Abydos, at the celebration of the festival of Aphrodite and Adonis.