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Argolis

(är`gəlĭs), region of ancient Greece in the NE Peloponnesus. It was roughly identical with the Argive plain and was the area dominated by the city of Argos.

Argolis

1. a department and ancient region of Greece, in the NE Peloponnese. Capital: Nauplion. Pop.: 102 392 (2001). Area: 2261 sq. km (873 sq. miles)
2. Gulf of. an inlet of the Aegean Sea, in the E Peloponnese
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In Greek mythology, Hydra was a many-headed water snake that lived in the Lernaean marshes of Argolis. As one of his 12 labors, Hercules had to slay this monster - which sprouted two new heads for every one the hero lopped off.
There is a pebbly town beach for bathing in the clear waters of the Gulf of Argolis.
On his return from Troy, Agamemnon lands in Argolis, where Aegisthus, who in the interval had seduced Clytemnestra, treacherously carries out his murder.
"The Burial Ritual in the Tholos Tomb at Kokla, Argolis," in Celebrations of Death and Divinity in the Bronze Age Argolid.
Nafplion in the Gulf of Argolis was once the capital of Greece and is a delightful old town with Venetian buildings, a Moorish castle and plenty of candlelit restaurants.
Turning right instead of left at Brighton, the Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) arrive on desolate pleasure planet Argolis.
(According to another story, Lynceus slew Danaus and his daughters and seized the throne of Argos.) The murder of the sons of Aegyptus by their wives is thought to represent the drying up of the rivers and springs of Argolis in summer.
"The Burial Ritual in the Tholos Tomb at Kokla, Argolis," in Hagg and Nordquist 1990, pp.