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

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2.6.3. Lydia
(2,410 words)

A. Location and names

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The name Lydia (Hittite/Luwian  Mirā, Sēḫa River Land, Greek  Maionía, Assyrian Luddi/Luddu with Šibartu/ Sardeis, Persian Sparda) in the 2nd and 1st millennia designates the area of western Asia Minor that surrounded Lake Gyges/Gygaia limne (Marmara Gölü) with the river valleys of the Meander (Büyük Menderes) in the south and the Hippurius (Kazancı) in the southeast, the Temnus (Simav) massif as far as the Caicus (Bakır) in…

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Klinkott, Hilmar, “2.6.3. Lydia”, 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 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007429>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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