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

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2.1.10. Iberian cultural sphere
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A. Location, name, geography

[German source]

The earliest sources – the Greek historians Hecataeus (FGrH 45–52) and Herodotus (1,163) in the 6th and 5th centuries – locate the Íbēres and the territory of Ibēríē after the Tartessians and Mastienians between Tyrsēníē (Etruria) and Tartéssos, i.e. in the Spanish Levante. The name Ibēríē, an exonym, derives from the River Íbēr/Iberus, now called the Ebro [26131]; [2914 f.]; its mouth offered western Phoenician and Greek seafare…

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Blech, Michael, “2.1.10. Iberian cultural sphere”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005363>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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