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Aetolians, Aetolia
(2,622 words)

(Αἰτωλοί, Αἰτωλία; Aitōloí, Aitōlía).

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A. Topography

Largest region (4500 km2), most important tribe of central Greece. Existing sources only allow a limited definition of area where the Aetolians first settled, and of the phases of their early expansion. Tribes of the Aetolian ethnic group lived between the mountain ranges of Mount Vardousia and Mount Gkiona in the east (modern administrative district of Phocis), Mount Thymphrestus in the north (h…

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Strauch, Daniel (Berlin), “Aetolians, Aetolia”, 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 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e111230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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