Ancient Aegean Region
A number of the place names mentioned in the Iliad are omitted on this Aegean-
centered map in order to avoid overcrowding of text. Most omitted place names
are locations on mainland Greece, identified in the "Catalog of Ships" in book 2
of the Iliad.
The Greek army assembled and boarded its ships at Aulis in Boeotia, towards
the left side of the map. According to Greek myth--in a horrifying incident not
mentioned in the Iliad--Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia at Aulis
in order to end a period of calm winds which prevented the fleet from setting
sail. From Aulis the fleet crossed to the shore below Ilium (Troy), towards
the right side of the map. The area around Ilium appears in the pink bar on
the right hand side of every page on this website.
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