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Geographical names
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A. Types: place names and vocabulary

In antiquity, the different types of place names (esp. names of regions and cities or settlements, also names of mountains, lakes, rivers, islands, fields, and roads) are thoroughly documented and transmitted in Greek and Latin, however, there are many variations in form, e.g. Πιθηκοῦσσα : Aenāria (today Ischia). If a place name cannot be interp…

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García-Ramón, José Luis (Cologne), “Geographical names”, 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 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e421890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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