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

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2.5.9. Peloponnese
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A. Overview

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The peninsula of the Peloponnese (Greek Pelopónnēsos) forms the southern part of the Greek mainland. In its northeast, the region of the Argolid was one of the heartlands of  Mycenaean culture, centred around the eponymous site of  Mycenae (BNP Atlas 27). The period from 1200 to 700 was a crucial phase, as LBA Mycenaean palace culture transformed into the world of EIA Greek poleis and tribal states (ethne).

There were several Mycenaean  palaces on …

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Eder, Birgitta, “2.5.9. Peloponnese”, 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 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007008>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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