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Cyrene
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(Κυρήνη; Kyrḗnē, Lat. Cyrene).

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I. History

C. was founded by the Dorian island city of Thera in the mod. Cyrenaica, mod. Shahhat. Documentary evidence: Hdt. 4,150-158; SEG IX 3 (with a true core); Str. 17,3,21 [1. 9-67]. Overpopulation and famine ─ not internal political struggles ─ forced the inhabitants of Thera into the foundation of this  apoikía…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg) and Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg), “Cyrene”, 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 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e626670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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