Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 17 of 231 |

Aptara, Aptera
(165 words)

[German version]

This item can be found on the following maps:

Crete | Education / Culture

(Ἀπτάρα, Ἀπτέρα; Aptára, Aptéra). Port in the north-west of  Crete on a 230 m high plateau, today Aptara; on coins and in inscriptions Aptara, in literature Aptera (ancient explanation of the name: Steph. Byz. s. v. A.; Paus. 10,5,10). Signs of settlement from the 2nd millennium BC. Frequently involved in interstate politics in early Hellenistic times. In 220 BC under pressure from  Polyrrhenia A. terminated its alliance with  Knossos (Pol. 4,55,4). There is evidence of a  symmachia with  Cydonia i…

Cite this page
Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Aptara, Aptera”, 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 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e129880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲