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Drepanon
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(Δρέπανον; Drépanon). Name of several foothills; the external shape of the mountain may have given rise to the name D. (‘sickle’).

[German version]

[1] Vorgebirge an der Nordküste von Westkreta

On the north coast of western Crete (Ptol. 3,15,5), known in antiquity and today as D.

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), Lienau, Cay (Münster), Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Senff, Reinhard (Bochum), “Drepanon”, 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 10 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e324260>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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