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

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2.8.3. Naucratis
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Naucratis, a Greek  emporium (trading post) [11] in the west of the Nile Delta, has been studied ever since its discovery in 1884. Two recent events have fundamentally altered the state of scholarship. A second emporium was identified in the western delta in the year 2000 with the discovery of  Thonis-Heracleon off the Egyptian coast, at what was once the Canopic mouth of the Nile [4]; [5]. This discovery called into question the classification of Naucratis as a  ‘port of trade’ [8]; [9] and its status as the only Greek trading post in  Egypt (Lower Egypt 2.8.2.). Secondly, s…

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Möller, Astrid, “2.8.3. Naucratis”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008904>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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