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Cythera
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(Κύθηρα; Kýthēra, Lat. Cythera, the modern Kithira).

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A. Geography of the island

Off the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese, 30 km long and 18 km wide, C. covers an area of around 262 km2, and is surrounded by several small, uninhabited islands. The coast consists…

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Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) and Meyer, Ernst (Zürich), “Cythera”, 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 27 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e627120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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