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Abydus
(516 words)

(Ἄβυδος; Ábydos).

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[1] City at the narrowest part of the Dardanelles

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 Miletus founded A. as a polis in the 1st half of the 7th cent. BC, by permission of the Lydian king  Gyges (Str. 13,1,22). It is situated at the narrowest part of the Dardanelles, on the Asian shore, 5 km east of Çanakkale on the promontory of Cape…

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Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster) and Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (Berlin), “Abydus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e101490>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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