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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
Large peninsula southeast of Macedon, in the northwestern
Ægean Sea looking somehow like a hand with three fingers (area
Chalcidice was also the name of the region of the island of Euboea around the city of Chalcis. In fact, the Thracian peninsula owed its name to the fact the the first Greek settlers in the area came from Chalcis (and Eretria, a nearby city of Euboea) toward the VIIIth century B. C., founding such cities as Mende, Torone, Scione.