================================================== Southeast of Athens in the Aegean Sea, lay a series of islands collectively referred to as the Cyclades. The largest and most productive among them was Naxos. Politically, it had a history of changing sides during conflict and revolting at the most inopportune times. For this reason, it was occupied in the fifth century by Athenian cleruchs. It is speculated that Euthyphro's father was one such Athenian settler. Naxos was particularly renowned for its wine and the worship of the god of wine, Dionysus.

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Ruins of Apollo's Temple at Naxos
Photo: Thomas Martin and Ivy S. Sun
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