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ASPIS (Evraionisos) Corinthia, Greece.

An island in the Saronic Gulf. A well-preserved mediaeval castle crowns the sloping ridge that runs the length of the island, and remains are also known of the Mycenaean (Late Helladic III C) to late Roman times. The island is named by Pliny (HN 4.57) who locates it 7 (Roman) miles from Kenchreai. The Athenian fleet must have anchored there briefly after the battle of Solygia in 425 B.C. while heralds were sent back to recover the only two Athenian casualties of the engagement before sailing to Krommyon (Thuc. 4.44-45).


BIBLIOGRAPHY

J. R. Wiseman, The Land of the Ancient Corinthians (forthcoming).

J. B. WISEMAN

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