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Mases (Ancient Greek: Μάσης, ἡ Μάσητος[1]) was a city in the district Hermionis, on the Argolic peninsula, in ancient Argolis.[2] It is mentioned by Homer as part of Diomedes's kingdom in the Catalogue of Ships in the Iliad, along with Aegina.[3] In the time of Pausanias, it was used as a harbour by Hermione.[4]

Its site is tentatively located near the modern Koilada,[5][6] northeast of Kranidi.


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. viii. p.376. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Homer. Iliad. 2.562.
  4. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. 2.36.2.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 58, and directory notes accompanying.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Mases". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°25′04″N 23°08′32″E / 37.417868°N 23.142191°E / 37.417868; 23.142191