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

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2.5.15. Dodecanese
(2,146 words)

A. Location, tradition, dialects

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The Dodecanese (Greek, ‘twelve islands’) is the modern name for a Greek archipelago that extends along the southwestern coast of Asia Minor. In Antiquity, these islands were part of the  Sporades. Rhodes, the largest and most important, was a key harbour on the route linking the Aegean and Crete with the southern coast of Asia Minor, Cyprus and the Levant [10]; [1994–130]; [20].  Cos, northwest of Rh…

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D'Acunto, Matteo, “2.5.15. Dodecanese”, 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_007201>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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