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

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2.3.6. Cerveteri/Caere and Pyrgi
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A. Cerveteri/Caere

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Cerveteri (Greek Kairéa/Kairḗ, Ágylla, Etruscan Caisra/Cisra, Latin Caere) lies on a tufa plateau some 150 ha in area about 45 km north of Rome and 6 km from the sea. The plateau is surrounded by cemeteries (e.g. Banditaccia, Sorbo, Monte Abetone) [11]; [12] (cf. BNP Atlas 75, 77). In the north, the territory bordered on that of Tarquinia (2.3.7.) at the River Mignone, and the River Arrone marked the boundary with Veii in the south. The frontier with Faliscan territory in the east was Lake Bracciano (Fa…

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Bentz, Martin, “2.3.6. Cerveteri/Caere and Pyrgi”, 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_005859>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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