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Ae·gi·na

 (ĭ-jī′nə)
An island off southeast Greece in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea near Athens. It was a prosperous maritime city-state in the fifth century bc but declined after its defeat by Athens and the expulsion of its population. The first Greek coins were struck here.
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Aegina

(iːˈdʒaɪnə)
n
1. (Placename) an island in the Aegean Sea, in the Saronic Gulf. Area: 85 sq km (33 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a town on the coast of this island: a city-state of ancient Greece
3. (Placename) Gulf of Aegina another name for Saronic Gulf
Greek name: Aiyina
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Ae•gi•na

(iˈdʒaɪ nə, ɪˈdʒi-)

n.
1. an island in the Saronic Gulf. 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km).
2. a seaport on this island. 6333. Modern Greek, Aíyina.
Ae•gi•ne•tan (ˌi dʒəˈnit n) adj.
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Noun1.Aegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic GulfAegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
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Of the different sorts of the first are husbandmen, artificers, exchange-men, who are employed in buying and selling, seamen, of which some are engaged in war, some in traffic, some in carrying goods and passengers from place to place, others in fishing, and of each of these there are often many, as fishermen at Tarentum and Byzantium, masters of galleys at Athens, merchants at AEgina and Chios, those who let ships on freight at Tenedos; we may add to these those who live by their manual labour and have but little property; so that they cannot live without some employ: and also those who are not free-born on both sides, and whatever other sort of common people there may be.
55-62) And from Salamis Aias, blameless warrior, sought her to wife, and offered fitting gifts, even wonderful deeds; for he said that he would drive together and give the shambling oxen and strong sheep of all those who lived in Troezen and Epidaurus near the sea, and in the island of Aegina and in Mases, sons of the Achaeans, and shadowy Megara and frowning Corinthus, and Hermione and Asine which lie along the sea; for he was famous with the long spear.
The men of Argos, again, and those who held the walls of Tiryns, with Hermione, and Asine upon the gulf; Troezene, Eionae, and the vineyard lands of Epidaurus; the Achaean youths, moreover, who came from Aegina and Mases; these were led by Diomed of the loud battle-cry, and Sthenelus son of famed Capaneus.
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On the island of Aegina, we gathered near the temple of the fertility goddess Aphaea to reflect on our own expressions of life and creativity in the world.
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