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The Saronic Region: Environment and Religion

The Saronic comprises a plethora of cities that were stitched into a connected maritime world of sea shores, islands, and promontories: Megara, Corinth, Athens, Aigina, Poros, Troizen, the cities of the Eastern and Southern Argolid, and more. In addition to these political communities, the lived experience was shaped by a series of sanctuaries of regional and transregional recognition (Poseidon at Kalaureia and Sounion, Asklepios near Epidauros, Isthmia near Corinth, among others). Human agency in the Saronic played out in a complicated matrix of seasonal time and was segregated, connected, and entangled on multiple levels at once.The Saronic's central location in Greece, at the crossroads of many networks, each one with shifting nodes of influences over time, further invites creative applications of scale.

In collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence Research Program Localism and Religion in Ancient Greece of WWU's Cluster of Excellence - Religion and Politics, HLAG currently explores the interplay of nature and religion in the Saronic Gulf region. Read more.