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 Symbouleutikos heteros peri tēs Kallipoleōs, litēsantos tou Mouratou
(411 words)

Oratio de non reddenda Callipoli

'Advisory speech on Kallipolis, pursued by Murad'

Demetrius Cydones

Date: 1376/77 or 1371

Original Language: Greek


The town and stronghold of Kallipolis (Gallipoli) on the European shore of the Hellespont was much sought after by the Ottomans as a stronghold, and a few years after its recapture by Amedeus VI of Savoy it was again lost to them. It is uncertain whether this happened in the summer of 1371 or as late as 1376/77; Barker (Manuel …

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Tinnefeld, Franz, “ Symbouleutikos heteros peri tēs Kallipoleōs, litēsantos tou Mouratou”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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