An island off southeast Greece in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea near Athens. It was a prosperous maritime city-state in the fifth century BC but declined after its defeat by Athens and the expulsion of its population. The first Greek coins were struck here.
- an island in Greece
From Ancient Greek Αἴγινα (Aigina).
- The chief cleruchies of Pericles are: Thracian Chersonese (453-452), Lemnos and Imbros, Andros, Naxos and Eretria (before 447); ' Brea in Thrace (446); Oreus (445); Amisus and Astacus in the Black Sea (after 440); Aegina (431).
- AEGINA (Egina or Engia), an island of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 20 M.
- Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island.
- In shape Aegina is triangular, 8 m.
- The chief town is Aegina, situated at the north-west end of the island, the summer residence of many Athenian merchants.