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

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2.3.4. Venetia
(1,708 words)

A. Topography

[German source]

The territory to the north of the Adriatic, which the Veneti (Greek Enetoí, Venetic venetkens as an adjectival (?) derivation) and their predecessors settled, is clearly defined to the north by the Alps, to the west by the Adige and Mincio and Lake Garda, to the south by the Po and to the east by the Tagliamento. These boundaries long remained unaltered. The region was called the ‘Venetian Corner’ in Antiquity (Venetorum angulus, Liv. 5,33,10). Its main settlement…

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Bentz, Martin, “2.3.4. Venetia”, 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_005767>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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