The part of the Mediterranean Sea now called the Archipelago. It was bounded on the north
by Thrace and Macedonia, on the west by Greece, and on the east by Asia Minor. It contains in
its southern part two groups of islands—the Cyclades, which were separated from the
coasts of Attica and Peloponnesus by the Myrtoan Sea, and the Sporades, lying off the coasts
of Caria and Ionia. The part of the Aegaean which washed the Sporades was called the Icarian
Sea, from the island Icaria, one of the Sporades.