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Artemisium
(188 words)

(Ἀρτεμίσιον; Artemísion).

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[1] Coastal strip of Euboia facing Magnesia

A. was probably the ancient name for the entire coastal strip of  Euboea facing the  Magnesia peninsula (Plin. HN 4,64). Close to the modern village of Artemision, above the bay of Pevki, are the remains of a small temple of Artemis ‘facing towards the east’ (Proseoa), which as an amphictyonic sanctuary also formed the cultural centre of the region around  Histiaea. The famous bronze statue of Poseidon…

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Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) and Lienau, Cay (Münster), “Artemisium”, 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 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e202440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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