Definitions for ARGOSˈɑr gɒs, -gəs
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Ar•gosˈɑr gɒs, -gəs(n.)
an ancient city in SE Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis: a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth.
Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)
an ancient city in southeastern Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC
A city in Greece, in the Peloponnese.
The dog of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey.
Origin: From Ἄργος.
Argos is a city and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit. It is 11 kilometres from Nafplion, which was its historic harbour. A settlement of great antiquity, Argos has been continuously inhabited as at least a substantial village for the past 7,000 years,. The city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. At a strategic location on the fertile plain of Argolis, Argos was a major stronghold during the Mycenaean era. In classical times Argos was a powerful rival of Sparta for dominance over the Peloponnese, but was eventually shunned by other Greek city-states, after remaining neutral during the Greco-Persian Wars. Numerous ancient monuments can be found in the city today, the most famous of which is the Heraion of Argos, though agriculture is the mainstay of the local economy.