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

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2.3.11. Pithecusae
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A. Definition

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Pithecusae is the largest island of the Phlegrean Archipelago that marks the outer northwestern limit of the Bay of Naples (Italian Ischia). The Greek name Pithēkoũssai (also singular: Pithēkoũssa; Latin Pithecusae) is first mentioned by Scylax (10 s.v. Kámpanoi) [1927 f.] and refers to both the island and the town. Other ancient authors used different names ( Ainaría, Aenaria, Inarime) of unknown topographical significance. The etymology of Pithecusae has been disputed si…

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Nizzo, Valentino, “2.3.11. Pithecusae”, 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 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_006026>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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