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

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2.4.3. Southeastern Europe (east): Thrace
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A. Introduction

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The region called Thrace (e.g. Hom. Il. 2,845, 23,230; Hom. Od. 8,361 Thrḗikē; Hdt. 1,28 et al.) extended from the Pindus Mountains to the  Black Sea (Póntos áxeinos, later eúxeinos) and from the northern shore of the Aegean to the Danube (Ístros). According to Herodotus (5,3), the Thracians (Thrêikes) were the most numerous people on earth after the…

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Hänsel, Bernhard, “2.4.3. Southeastern Europe (east): Thrace”, 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 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_006560>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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