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Asia Minor
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I. Name

Strabo was the first to refer to the peninsula of Asia Minor (AM) west of the  Taurus (Str. 2,5,24; 12,1,3; cf. Plin. HN 5,27f.; Ptol. 5,2) as a single unit by the name of Asia in the narrower sense, as opposed to the continent of Asia. The term of Asia minor in this sense is first used in Oros. 1,2,26 (early 5th cent. AD).

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II. Geography

AM is the westernmost part of the Asian continent between 36° and 42° northe…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), Genz, Hermann (Istanbul), Schoop, Ulf-Dietrich (Tübingen), Starke, Frank (Tübingen), Prayon, Friedhelm (Tübingen), Wittke, Anne-Maria (Tübingen), Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), Haas, Volkert (Berlin), Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) et al., “Asia Minor”, 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 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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