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Aegae or Aigai was an ancient settlement in Achaea located northwest of modern Aigeira. It was situated near the river Krathis, between the towns Boura and Aigeira. It was mentioned by Homer in Book 5 of the Odyssey, in which Poseidon "lashed his long-maned horses and drove to Aegae, where he had his famous palace" after having destroyed Odysseus' raft with a storm. There was a cult of Poseidon in the town, and it was abandoned in or before the 3rd century BC.


Aegae was an ancient town on the west coast of the island of Euboea, opposite the mainland city of Anthedon. The geographer Strabo records a sanctuary of Aegean Poseidon on a mountain nearby.

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An Introduction to Their Culture by Robin Sowerby

Polybius may have exaggerated the dimensions of the sarissa, but itwas evidently huge;inone of the Macedonian tombs recently excavated atthe royal capital Aegae is a metal spearhead overfifteen inches long. Given the right terrain and with ...

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