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Hamaxia
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[German version]

(Ἁμαξία/Hamaxía, Stadiasmus maris magni 208). City in western Cilicia, modern Sinekkale (6 km west of Coracesium) [1. 78f.]. The name might have been derived from ἅμαξα (hámaxa, ‘wooden cart’) [2. 250f.]. H. was one of Antonius' gifts to Cleopatra (Str. 14,5,3). There is no secure evidence about its status of polis [1. 79]. Archaeology: well preserved, walled-in settlement with an arched gate in the south, three-naved church in the west, necropolis in the north-west.

Bibliography

1 G. E. Bean, T. B. Mitford, Journeys in Rough Cili…

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Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna), “Hamaxia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e502360>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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