Of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization that flourished in the area of the Aegean Sea, as at Crete.
Designating or of the culture of the Bronze Age people who lived in the Aegean Islands and nearby regions.
Webster's New World
Of, or relating to the Aegean Sea or the regions bordering it.
The Aegean Sea.
Origin of Aegean
LatinAegaeus (from Ancient Greek Αἰγαῖος (Aigaios, “Aegean”)) + English-an. The name might be connected to αἶγες (aiges, “waves”).
Aegean Sentence Examples
Evnitzki states that the saltest water of the whole basin occurs in the Aegean Sea.
This town, which was laid out on an exceptionally fine site according to a scientific plan by the architect Hippodamus of Miletus, soon rose to considerable importance, and attracted much of the Aegean and Levantine commerce which had hitherto been in Athenian hands.
It is as yet difficult to determine the part which Rhodes played in prehistoric days during the naval predominance of the neighbouring island of Crete; but archaeological remains dating from the later Minoan age prove that the early Aegean culture maintained itself there comparatively unimpaired until the historic period.
After travelling through many of the Aegean islands, through Sicily, Sardinia and Magna Graecia, everywhere conferring benefits and receiving divine honours, Aristaeus reached Thrace, where he was initiated into the mysteries of Dionysus, and finally disappeared near Mount Haemus.