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"The Kingdom of Agamemnon and Perseus. I need to be on my guard."
―Kassandra[src]
ACOd-banner-Argolis

The banner of Argolis

Argolis, also called the Argolid and known as the Birthplace of Medicine, is a regional unit of Greece situated in the easternmost part of the Peloponnese. Its history is extensive even for that of Greek regions, with the region's capital city Argos once serving as one of the most dominant powers of Greece during the Mycenaean period.

History

Mythology period

Argolis was home to both Agamemnon as well as Perseus, both legends in their own right.[1]

Classical period

In the 5th century BCE, the fairly populated region relied on the bronze statues of Polykleitos and the Sanctuary of Asklepios near Epidaurus for income. The latter was a popular site for travelers to visit, often in search of the famed physician Hippokrates, and it also played a substantial role in the development of Hippocratic Oath. Because of its abundance of flowers and herbs, the land was a vital source for many medicines in ancient Greece.[1]

Regions

The region of Argolis was made up of twelve regions and the island volcano Foundry of Hephaistos:

Trivia

  • The emblem of Argos features the head of a dog, possibly referencing Argos, the faithful hound of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey.
    • While in-game the emblem shows the dog with its mouth open, teeth bared, the emblem printed in The Art of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and found in the message boards of Argolis shows the dog with its mouth shut.
  • According to Greek mythology, the region was the home of Argus Panoptes, an 'all-seeing' Giant set by Hera to guard the nymph Io against Zeus' advances.

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