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Sounion

[soo-nee-uh n] /ˈsu ni ən/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape in E central Greece, SE of Athens, at the tip of the Attica peninsula, in W Aegean Sea.
Also called Colonna.
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  • The island of Patroklos is the last of the series of capes and islands between Peiraieus and Sounion.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • Surely here we have the site of the temple of the god who was prayed to on Sounion.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • A voyage to Sounion forms then a necessary part of even a short sojourn in Athens and Attica.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • He must stand too on the marbled steep of Sounion, no longer to shrink from the land on which he stands as a land of slaves.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • We say the standing columns, because those columns of the Parthenn which have been thrown down are as white as those on Sounion.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • So Pausanias tells us, though he does not explain what brought Helen to the long island off Sounion.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • It looks like a square pier, such as we should expect to find inside a basilica at Lucca, but not outside a temple at Sounion.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • The actual material of the columns of Sounion is something intermediate between the two.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • The impulse is to gaze on the sea and the islands, the realm of Athens, the realm which her fortress on Sounion was to guard.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • The name is well applied; Sounion is before all things the Cape of the Columns.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman

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