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Argolis

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Region of northeastern Peloponnese (area 3).
Argolis owes its name to what became the main city of the region, Argos, itself named after several mythological heroes by the name Argos, the first of whom was a son of Zeus and Niobe, daughter of Phoroneus, and the brother of Pelasgus. Argos reigned over all of Peloponnese, which was then called Argolis (hence the name "Argives" which is often used in the Iliad to designate the Greeks as a whole). Later, the name Argolis was restricted to the part of Peloponnese around the city of Argos. The legends about Argos and Argolis can be found in the entries for the main cities of the area : Argos, Tirynthus, Mycenæ, Troezen, Epidaurus, Midea, Nemea, etc.

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First published January 4, 1998 - Last updated November 28, 1998
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