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1) Otranto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Strait of Otranto, which links the Adriatic and Ionian seas. It is a small fishing port and a seaside resort. Originally a Greek settlement, Otranto became an important...

2) Ionian Sea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ionian Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea, S Europe, between Greece and S Italy. It is connected with the Adriatic Sea by the Strait of Otranto. The Gulf of Taranto...

3) Ceraunian Mountains. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Albanian Kanalit, coastal range, S Albania, extending northwest c.70 mi (110 km) from the Greek border to the Strait of Otranto; Mt. Cikes (6,726 ft/2,050 m) is the...

4) Apulia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Adriatic Sea in the east and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southern portion, a peninsula, forms the heel of the Italian "boot." Bari...

5) Reeve, Clara. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Her most famous work, The Champion of Virtue: A Gothic Story (1777), was written in imitation of Walpole's Castle of Otranto. After the first edition it was entitled...

6) Adriatic Sea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula. It extends c.500 mi (800 km) from the Gulf of Venice, at its head, SE to the Strait of Otranto, which leads...

7) Gothic romance. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Gothic romance, type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th cent. in England. Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and...

8) Totila. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Byzantines at Faenza and Mugello (542) and by taking Naples (543) and Rome (546), he became master of central and S Italy. Belisarius, the Byzantine commander, recovered...

9) Ferdinand I, king of Naples. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Naples (1458-94), illegitimate son and successor (in Naples) of Alfonso V of Aragon. His succession was challenged by Pope Calixtus III, but Pope Pius II made peace...

10) Islay. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Argyll and Bute, W central Scotland, southernmost of the Inner Hebrides. Bowmore is the ancient capital, but Port Ellen (founded 1844) is the main town. The land...

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