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

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2.3.3. Ligurian cultural sphere
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A. Location, name and sources

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The name Ligurian (Greek Lígyes, Latin Ligures, Etruscan epigraphic Lecuste/Lecste) was used by the Greeks since the Archaic Period (Hes. fr. 132 in Str. 7,3,7; Hdt. 5,9. 7,165) to denote a people of great antiquity that lived in an extensive region on the western Mediterranean stretching as far as the Pillars of Hercules [1] [49 f.]; [1711–16]. The Greek author Philistus of Syracuse (ca. 430–356) calls the Sicels descendants of Ligu…

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Paltineri, Silvia, “2.3.3. Ligurian 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 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005727>
First published online: 2017
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