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Arcadians, Arcadia
(879 words)

(Ἀρκάδες, Ἀρκαδία; Arkádes, Arkadía).

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A. Geography

Central inland mountainous region of the  Peloponnese with a mean height of 500 m above sea level. The borders of ancient A. are not identical with those of the modern nomos Arkadia with its chief place of Tripolis (founded in the 14th cent. AD, Turkish name: Tripolitsa). To the north, A. extended to the massifs of  Cyllene (Ziria, 2376 m), Oroania (Chelmos, 2355 m), and  Erymanthus (Olonos, 2224 m); in the south-west, the sanctuary of  Bassae, nowada…

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Lienau, Cay (Münster) and Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg), “Arcadians, Arcadia”, 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 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e136900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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