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Erythra thalatta
(597 words)

(Ἐρυθρὰ θάλαττα; Erythrà thálatta).

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[1] Corresponding roughly to the north-western Indian Ocean

A sea (Ionian Ἐρυθρὴ θάλασσα, ‘Red Sea’) frequently mentioned from Herodotus until late antiquity, corresponding roughly in its normal extent to the north-western Indian Ocean (today's Arabian Sea), while today's Red Sea and Persian Gulf were regarded as κόλποι (kólpoi) of the Erythra thalatta (ET). Later on, however, this name undoubtedly covered…

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Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) and Treidler, Hans (Berlin), “Erythra thalatta”, 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 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e402150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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