Miletus(461 words)

Koester, Helmut

Miletus (Gk Μίλητος/Mílētos, Hitt. Milliwanda) lies 50 km south of Ephesus on a peninsula with four natural harbors on the southern coast of a bay of the Aegean, on the edge of the alluvial plain of the Maeander (Menderes; see Greece, map). Cretan settlement to 1500 bce followed by Mycenaean settlement promise future archaeological discoveries. Resettled in the 11th century bce by Ionian immigrants, Miletus reached its apogee in the 7th and 6th centuries bce as the largest Greek city, with 90 colonies, primarily on the coasts of the Black Sea. Thales, Anaximander, and…

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Koester, Helmut. "Miletus." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 29 August 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/religion-past-and-present/miletus-SIM_22490>
First appeared online: 2011
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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