With and Without You: Megara’s Harbours

Klaus Freitag, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen

Abstract


The main question that is addressed in this article is whether and how the harbour towns of the Megarid – Nisaia on the Saronic Gulf and Pagai, Aigosthena on the Gulf of Corinth – constituted local worlds in their own right. Exploring the entangled history of the polis Megara and its ports, this paper also points to the complexities behind scholarly approximations to the local horizon of an ancient Greek city-state.


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