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

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2.4.2. Southeastern Europe (west): Illyria
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A. Historical geography

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The first references to  Illyria (Greek: Illyrís) and Illyrians (Illýrioi) by ancient authors of the 6th and 5th centuries (e.g. Hdt. 1,196; 8,137 etc.) give the impression that the name was a general term for a number of ethnic groups or peoples living north of Epirus ( Northwestern Greece 2.5.3.) and  Macedonia ( Northern Greece 2.5.2.) along the Ionian and Adriatic coasts and their hinterland. Herodotus (4,49) reports that the River …

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Teržan, Biba, “2.4.2. Southeastern Europe (west): Illyria”, 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_006613>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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