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(Κύρνος; Kýrnos). Mediterranean island, surrounded in the north and west by the Mare Ligusticum, in the east by the Mare Thyrrhenum and in the south by the fretum Gallicum separating C. from Sardinia. The ancient names for the island might represent the renaming of an indigenous (Corsican?) toponym by Greeks (possibly from Euboea) and Romans (cf. the roots kurn-/korn-, still widespread in C.). Settlements on C. are documented from the 8th millennium BC. In the Neolithic period contacts with Sardinia and the Etruscan and Ligurian coasts. …

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Zucca, Raimondo (Rome), “Corsica”, 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 28 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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