Important site in Troas, acquired by Athens—her first overseas possession—in the late 7th cent. bc, after arbitration by Periander between Athens and Mytilene (see also alcaeus ), but then lost by Athens to Mytilene, until reconquered by Pisistratus. Hippias 1 retired there after his eviction from Athens. In the Delian League Sigeum was notably loyal.
Subjects: Classical Studies.