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Carpathians
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(Καρπάτης ὄρος/Κάρπαθον ὄρος; Karpátēs óros/Kárpathon óros, Lat. Carpates montes, Carpatae, Alpes Bastarnicae). Arch-shaped mountain range, rich in forests and water, between the Balkans ( Haemus) and the Alps, the natural border between the Balkan peninsula and the steppes of north-eastern Europe. Marinus (Ptol. 3,5,6; 15; 18; 20; 7,1; 8,1) was the first to recognize the C. as a separate mountain range, whereas they were previously mainly seen as being part of the Alps or the Haemus. Gold, silver and s…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Carpathians”, 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 22 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e609470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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