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....And a distant bell dyes with indigo the sky
Like the voice of semantron travelling through the stars Amorgos
Nikos Gatsos


Amorgos, the easternmost island of the Cyclades, was one of the most important centers of the Cycladic civilization. 
The three island cities, Minoa, Amorgos, and Arkesini enjoyed considerable prosperity during the archaic period, with the arrival of the Ionians, as its geographical position made it an important destination from and to the Ionian coast of Asia Minor.
The island's name allegedly comes from the word "Amorgi", a plant which produced a special weaving thread for the stitching of the famous Amorgians tunics (Aristophanes, Lysistrata). According to another version, the name "Amorgos" refers to the special color of these tunics, which was later identified as red.