from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient region of southern Greece in the northeast Peloponnesus, dominated by the city of Argos.
- Gulf ofArgolis An inlet of the Aegean Sea on the eastern coast of the Peloponnesus in southern Greece.
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- proper n. A periphery in eastern Peloponnese which has its modern capital at Nafplion. Its original capital was at Argos.
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[Page 161] could the Danai, who were originally but a small tribe settled on the mainland in Argolis, be described as "those who dwell in their islands."
[Page 168] ury of Minyas – the former at Mycenæ, in Argolis, the latter at Orchomenos, in Boeotia.
That they are now called Danai or descendants of Danaos, the traditional King of Argolis, is a point to be noted; for it shows that these barbarian Greeks had already a legendary lore of their own.
Yet it turns out, to my infinite scholastic delight, that there was a region in the Eastern Peloponnese called Lerna Λέρνα described as "a marsh in Argolis, the mythological abode of the Hydra," a monster who was eventually slain by the great demigod and all-around hero Heracles as part of his second labour.
(Addressing each of her sons in turn) To thee thy dead sire was for giving Argos; and thou wert to dwell in the halls of Eurystheus, lording it o'er the fair fruitful land of Argolis; and o'er thy head would he throw that lion's skin wherewith himself was girt.
The Thyrean territory is a strip of land coming down to the sea on the borders of Argolis and Laconia.
During the same summer, about the same time, the Lacedaemonians and their allies invaded Argolis and wasted most of the Argive territory.
Despairing henceforth to do any good this way, he fell openly with his army into Argolis, and plundered it, and, in a fierce battle with Aristippus near the river Chares, he was accused of having withdrawn out of the fight, and thereby abandoned the victory.
Lieutenant Arex is involved in a shuttle accident near the Argolis Cluster, which propels him forward in time seventy-one years.
“Arex was among a shuttlecraft party carried to 2376 just yesterday courtesy of a wormhole in the Argolis Cluster.”
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