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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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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