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Saronikos Kolpos
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(Σαρωνικὸς κόλπος/Sarōnikòs kólpos, πέλαγος/pélagos, πόντος/póntos, or πόρος/póros; also κόλπος Αργείας/kólpos Argeías, Ptol. 3,16,12, or Σαλαμινιακὸν πέλαγος/Salaminiakòn pélagos, Str. 8,2,2), modern 'Gulf of Aegina'. Named after the mythical king Saron of Troezen, a generally shallow gulf of the Aegean Sea (Paus. 2,30,7; 2,32,10, cf. 2,34,2; Str. 2,5,21) between Attica in the northeast, Argolis in the southwest and the Isthmus of Corinth in the northwest, with many islands (e.g., Aegina, Salamis, Calaurea) between t…

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Külzer, Andreas (Vienna), “Saronikos Kolpos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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