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

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2.6.1. Overview: Asia Minor
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A. Terminology and geographical definition

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The present-day terms for the peninsula west of the Euphrates did not appear until after the period under consideration here (12th–6th cents.). The name Asia Minor was first used by Ptolemy in the 2nd century ad (mikrà Asía, Ptol. Tetrabiblos 2,3,17; 2,3,20 Feraboli) and then again by Orosius in the 5th century ad (1,2,26: Asia minor). The name Anatolia (from Greek anatolḗ: …

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Blum, Hartmut and Wittke, Anne-Maria, “2.6.1. Overview: Asia Minor”, 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 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007325>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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