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

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2.6.2. Northwestern Asia Minor
(3,190 words)

A. Location, names and languages

[German source]

Northwestern Asia Minor comprised the ancient cultural landscapes of the  Troad and  Mysia. The name Troad (Greek Trōiás) does not occur in Homer’s Iliad, but various cities are mentioned in the vicinity of  Ilium/Troy, including  Apaesus, Dardanus, Arisbe, Abydus and  Pedasus. Trōiás is derived from Troy (Greek Troía), the capital of the region, and is first attested in Herodotus (5,26,1; 5,122),…

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Becks, Ralf, “2.6.2. Northwestern 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007384>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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