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

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2.2.5. Massilia
(1,821 words)

A. Location, topography and architecture

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Massalía (Latin Massilia, now Marseille) was founded around 600 by Ionians from  Phocaea (now Foça, Izmir Province, Turkey [7993–995]) on a peninsula in a deeply-incised bay on the rocky coast southeast of the mouth of the Rhône (cf. Etruscans and Greeks in southern France 2.2.4.). To the west, the bay opens up to the sea, and to the east it gives way to a marshy area with st…

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Mansel, Karin, “2.2.5. Massilia”, 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 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005568>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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