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

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2.6.4. Caria
(1,695 words)

A. Location, name and settlements

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Greek sources use the name Caria (Greek Karía, tribes: Káres and Léleges; Hittite/Luwian Karkiša/Karkija, Egyptian Krkā) to denote a territory in southwestern Asia Minor, the settlement area of the Carians between Lydia (2.6.3.), Lycia (2.6.5.) and Phrygia (2.6.7.). Unlike neighbouring  Mirā, Caria was not a Hittite vassal state in the 2nd millennium. Indeed, in this period it was undefined as both a political  and a geographica…

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Klinkott, Hilmar, “2.6.4. Caria”, 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 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007487>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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