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

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2.6.5. Lycia
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A. Location, names, language

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By at least the 8th century, Lycia was the name given to the cultural and linguistic landscape of southwestern Asia Minor that bordered on the Mediterranean [21]. The first attestation of the Greek Lykía is found in the Iliad (Hom. Il. 2,879; 6,152–210 et al.) denoting the homeland of the Lycians (Lýkioi) from the river Xanthus (Eşen Çayı; probably partly navigable). This name probably derived from the des…

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Wittke, Anne-Maria, “2.6.5. Lycia”, 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 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_007518>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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