The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

how to translate "Bosporus"

Did Maksimovich's translation catch your eye? Good. There are two things you should know about the Bosporus. First, the straits described here are the Cimmerian Bosporus - not the far more famous Bosporus Straits that connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. Second, there is another famous place whose name means exactly the same thing. A place where an ox can cross. A place where an ox can ford. An ox-ford. You guessed it. Oxford. If you were looking for an English thread in our story, you have found it. Fun, huh? 

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