Isthmos. An isthmus is, properly, a narrow space between two seas. This is the isthmus of Corinth, near which lived oenomaus, king of Elis and Pisa, and father to Hippodamia. She being solicited in marriage by mans, who admired her great beauty, her father proposed this law to the suitors, that they should contend with her in a chariot race. If they should be overcome, they must lose their lives; but whoever proved victorious was to have her for the prize.
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