Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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Ranging in time from the end of the Bronze Age to the dawn of the so-called historical period (12th-6th centuries BC), this compendium presents the first complete survey of the early history of all the cultures along the coasts of the Mediterranean. In addition to the Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans, these also include many other peoples, such as the Iberians, Ligurians, Thracians, Phrygians, Luwians, Aramaeans and Libyans. The volume brings together the knowledge gained from material, textual and pictorial sources in all disciplines working in this field, including Near Eastern, Phoenician, Carthaginian and biblical archaeology, Aegean and North African studies, Villanovan studies and Etruscology, Iberology, early Greek historiography and Dark Ages studies. As a whole, this period was characterized by the intermingling of cultures around the Mediterranean Rim, and the main focus of content is therefore on contacts, the transfer of culture and knowledge and key common themes, such as mobility, religion, resources, languages and writing. With indices and numerous tables and maps of Pauly quality.

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2.3.4. Venetia

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Author(s): Bentz, Martin
A. Topography [German source] The territory to the north of the Adriatic, which the Veneti (Greek  Enetoí, Venetic  venetkens as an adjectival (?) derivation) and their predecessors settled, is clearly defined to the north by the Alps, to the west by the Adige and Mincio and Lake Garda, to the south by the Po and to the east by the Tagliamento. These boundaries long remained unaltered. The region was called the ‘Venetian Corner’ in Antiquity ( Venetorum angulus, Liv. 5,33,10). Its main settlements since the EIA were  Este (Latin Ateste) and  Padua (Latin Patavium).Martin BentzB. History…
Date: 2018-08-16