The Iberian Peninsula, which the Greeks called Ibēría (on the derivation of the name from the Phoenician, see ), is one of the most important Mediterranean regions. It also links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic world. In ancient times, the cultural profile of the Iberian Peninsula was highly heterogeneous, both in the interior, where the influence of the Greek presence was negligible, and on the coasts.
Some ancient authors (Str. 3,4,8; 14,2,10, Ps.-Scym. 204) believed that Rhodian Greeks were already on the Iberian Peninsula before the first ‘Olympic Games’ …
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“2.1.14. Greeks on the Iberian Peninsula”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005463>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517