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
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