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

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2.7.11. Greeks in the Levant
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A. Introduction

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Geographically speaking, the Levant encompasses the region between the Amanus Mountains in the north and Palestine/Palaestina in the south (Syria and Palaestina: Overview 2.7.1.). The eastern frontier is less clearly defined, but possible contact zones are in any case confined to the littoral. In discussing Greek settlements, a distinction is drawn between an  apoikia (‘[new] settlement far from home’), an  enoikismos (‘a settlement…

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Vacek, Alexander, “2.7.11. Greeks in the Levant”, 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 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008647>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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