aegina defined in 1939 yearaegina - Aegina;
aegina - Island and ancient city of Greece in the Saronic or Aegina Gulf. About 40 sq. m. in area, it is mainly rugged, fertile though stony on the W., produces cereals, wine, and fruit, manufactures pottery, and has a valuable sponge fishery. The city, conquered c. 456 b.c. by the Athenians after a nine months' siege, dates back to pre-Dorian times. Some remarkable sculptures were excavated from the ruins of the temple of Aphaea in 1811 and taken to the Glyptothek at Munich. Pop. island, 8,500; city, 4,500.
near aegina in Knolik
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