Aegina



Classical Mythology. a daughter of Asopus and Metope who was abducted by Zeus and bore him a son, Aeacus.
Gulf of. .
an island in the . 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km).
a seaport on this island.
Historical Examples

It was followed by a second, which ordered Athens to raise the siege of Potidaea, and to respect the independence of Aegina.
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides

In Aegina, Hypereides and the others had been taken from the shrine of Aeacus.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various

The temple of Athen at Aegina stands on a commanding plateau in the north-east of the island.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

The father “Telamon” and the connection with Aegina are neither of them original in the myth.
The Rhesus of Euripedes Euripedes

Nor was there slight ground for the suspicions of the Athenians against Aegina.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The unhappy Aeginetans were expelled from their island, and the land of Aegina was distributed among Athenian citizens.
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell

I gulped down the white wine of Aegina, as formerly the wine of Santorin.
The King of the Mountains Edmond About

On reaching the open water, they quitted this order, and engaged in a friendly contest of speed as far as Aegina.
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell

After a few days he escaped from prison to Aegina, and thence to Troezen.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various

Aegina, like all else in Greece, is small, only about forty square miles; yet Aegina has left her mark on history.
In the Land of Temples Joseph Pennell

noun
an island in the Aegean Sea, in the Saronic Gulf. Area: 85 sq km (33 sq miles)
a town on the coast of this island: a city-state of ancient Greece
Gulf of Aegina, another name for Saronic Gulf

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