The Aegean Sea was named after Aegeus, father of Theseus whose cousin was Hercules of Jason and the Argonauts fame, all who lived in the 1300 b.c. timeframe, and Saron, namesake of the Saronic Gulf lived then too, so why were kings from that timeframe (and not earlier) the namesakes of those sections of the eastern Mediterranean Sea?
Theseus (of Cretan Minotaur fame) was listed by Plato as having been one of the kings, along with Cecrops, Erectheus, and Erysichthon, who lived in the timeframe that Atlantis went under, so there is the key, that the sea level had risen just prior to the lives of those kings Saron and Aegeus, namesakes of the those gulfs of the Mediterranean after the ice age had ended with the prodigious sea level rise of several hundred feet having produced the new shorelines, with many bronze age megalithic ruins submerged from that time, discovered since in many locations.
Theseus battled the Minotaur at Cnossus about a century after the port cities of Crete had been submerged with the end of the ice age (google Submerged Ruins Crete), when Atlantis too had been submerged, Plato’s date of 9600 b.c. seriously mistaken indeed. And when you consider that the sea level rise (with the end of the ice age) was known to the Greeks as the Flood of Ogyges, also the Flood of Dardanus which connected the Black Sea basin to the world ocean, can it be more obvious that the ice age ended at the time of the Exodus of the Jews out of Egypt circa 1500 b.c? Read more about all this at http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.
The eruption of Santorini to the northeast of Crete circa 1500 b.c. is often credited for the climate change and calamities described in the egyptian Ipuwer Papyrus and the book of Exodus, rightly so, but only in part, because when the ice age was ending, the globally dense cloudcover which had caused all the precipitation for the ice age icepacks and the current deserts of the world to have been green was dissipating, because the world ocean had cooled to today’s temperatures, hydrology 101.