GREECE is the southern portion of a great peninsula of Europe, washed on three sides by the Mediterranean Sea.
The district along the coast was inhabited by the EASTERN LOCRIANS, while to their west were DORIS and PHOCIS, the greater part of the latter being occupied by Mount Parnassus, the abode of the Muses, upon the slopes of which lay the town of Delphi with its celebrated oracle of Apollo.
Central Greece is connected with the southern peninsula by a narrow isthmus, on which stood the city of Corinth.
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