is a city in Greece in Peloponnese
near Nafplio. In Homeric times it belonged to a follower of Agamemnon
and gave its name to the surrounding district - the Argolid
. Eclipsed by nearby Sparta
after the 6th century BC
, Argos remained neutral or the ineffective ally of Athens
during the 5th century BC
struggles between Sparta and Athens.
Considerable remains of the city survive and are a popular tourist attraction.
See also Argus
Argos is also the short name for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL
For the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed, see the Argo.\n