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Doric Migration
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The migration of Doric tribes from north-western and central Greece into their historical settlement areas in southern Greece was already considered in antiquity the divide between the Heroic Age and the historical period (Thuc. 1,12). In the 1st millennium BC Megaris, Corinthia, Argolis, Laconia and Messene constituted the Doric regions of the Peloponnese, especially on the evidence of their dialect. Furthermore, the islands of the southern Aegean, Crete and the coast of Asia Min…

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Eder, Birgitta (Vienna), “Doric Migration”, 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 20 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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