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Anthea
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(Ἄνθεια; Ántheia). One of the seven towns, belonging to the kingdom of  Pylos on the Messenian Gulf, which, in Hom. Il. 9,151; 293,  Agamemnon offered to  Achilles. Its identification with  Thuria (Str. 8,4,5; Paus. 4,31,1) is supported by many finds there dating from the Mycenaean age.

Bibliography

R. Hope Simpson, Identifying a Mycenean State, in: ABSA 52, 1957, 231-259

Id., The Seven Cities Offered by Agamemnon to Achilles, in: ABSA 61, 1966, 121-124.

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Anthea”, 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 04 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e123380>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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