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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
Island SE of Naxos with three areas of habitation, centering on Aigiale
(modern Vigla), Minoa (Katapola), and Arkesine (Kastri). Many Early Bronze Age
burials and rich grave goods have been known since the 19th c., and recently neighboring
islets, Ano Kouphonesi, Donousa, Herakleia, Keros, and Schoinoussa have yielded
extensive finds. Donousa also had a fortified Geometric settlement.
The Greek inhabitants may have come from Samos and perhaps Naxos.
The Amorgians participated collectively in the Athenian Empire from 437 B.C. on,
and in the Second Athenian Confederacy (Athens garrisoned Arkesine ca. 357); they
issued coins (cf. Lambros) and certified amphoras, and their cloth was especially
fine. The Battle of Amorgos ended the Lamian War in 322. Amorgos belonged at various
times to the Island League, and was later attached to the Roman province of Asia,
though the island enjoyed autonomy which was reaffirmed by Antoninus Pius. It
was a place of exile under the Julio-Claudian emperors. Each of the three cities
had an independent constitution and magistrates at least from the 4th c. on, and
in the late 3d c. B.C. a Samian settlement existed at Minoa and a Milesian settlement
at Aigiale. The Naxian settlement at Arkesine is not certainly attested until
Extensive remains have been recorded: architectural, sculptural, ceramic,
and epigraphic, from prehistoric to late Roman times, and finds continue. So-called
Hellenic towers and Roman tombs appear especially in the center and E of the island,
while at Arkesine, in the W, Greek walls surround an acropolis. Remains of temples
are cited from Minoa and. Aigiale, but no systematic descriptions have been published.
Some finds, are in the Katapola museum, others in Syros or Athens.
M. B. Wallace, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites,
Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from
Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.
Hellenic towers and Roman tombs appear especially in the center and E of the island, while at Arkesine, in the W, Greek walls surround an acropolis.
Remains of temples are cited from Minoa and Aigiale, but no systematic descriptions have been published.
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