Argolis



an ancient district in SE Greece.
Gulf of, a gulf of the Aegean, in SE Greece. About 30 miles (48 km) long.
Historical Examples

He ordered his troops to provision themselves for five days, and led them to Sellasia, as though he intended to invade Argolis.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume IV Aubrey Stewart

Nauplia then became the general harbour for the people of Argolis.
Greece J.A. McClymont

The territory of Thyrea is on the frontier of Argolis and Laconia, reaching down to the sea.
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides

Many a fine sail shall we have together when we reach our own Argolis.
Our Little Grecian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

With his customary audacity he places his action in Greece, on the plain of Argolis; archology is the background.
Iconoclasts James Huneker

Among these were the editions of Massilia, of Chios and of Argolis.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5 Various

“It is almost as pretty as my own Argolis,” she said aloud, and then gave a little sigh.
Our Little Grecian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

The head of Medusa in Argolis is said to have been the work of the Cyclopians.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

He mentions also an Eva in Argolis, and speaks of it as a large town.
Ophiolatreia Anonymous

The hills of Argolis to the north were already getting dim and veiled, and losing themselves in an ague of heat.
The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson

noun
a department and ancient region of Greece, in the NE Peloponnese. Capital: Nauplion. Pop: 102 392 (2001). Area: 2261 sq km (873 sq miles)
Gulf of Argolis, an inlet of the Aegean Sea, in the E Peloponnese

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