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Highlighted map from 1890s indicating the Arginusae islands (now Garip Islands and Kalem Island). Original map by Heinrich Kiepert (1818–1899)

In classical antiquity, the Arginusae (Ancient Greek: Ἀργινοῦσαι Arginousai) were three islands off the Dikili Peninsula on the coast of modern-day Turkey, famous as the site of the Battle of Arginusae during the Peloponnesian War. They were also collectively referred to as Canaea after the city of Canae on the largest island. Today two of the islands remain, while the third and largest has become attached to the mainland as a promontory near the modern village of Bademli:[1][2][3][4]

Argennusa was the site of the ancient city of Canae.

The names Arginusae and Argennusa come from Ancient Greek arginóeis, argennóeis (ἀργινόεις, ἀργεννόεις), "bright-shining".[5][6]


  1. ^ Hamel, Debra (May 21, 2015). The Battle of Arginusae: Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War. U.S.A.: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-4214-1680-9.
  2. ^ Crew, Bec (November 20, 2015). "An entire ancient island has been rediscovered in the Aegean: Have we finally found the long-lost city of Kane?". Science Alert. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Goldhill, Olivia (November 16, 2015). "Researchers just unearthed a lost island in the Aegean". Quartz. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Lost ancient island found in the Aegean". Hurriyet Daily News. İzmir. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Androtion (2001). Phillip Harding (ed.). Androtion and the Atthis. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-19-872149-9.
  6. ^ "ἀργινόεις" in the Greek Word Study Tool

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