Brill’s New Pauly

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(Ἡράκλειον; Hērákleion).

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[1] Town on Crete's northern coast

Town on Crete's northern coast, modern Iraklion. In a legal support agreement with Miletus (259/250 BC) H. appears as a sovereign town allied with  Knossos (Stv III 482 I) [1]. H. was in the 1st cent. BC, probably in succession to Amnisus, the port town of Knossos (Str. 10,4,7f.) and probably subject to it (cf. Str. 1…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn) and von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Heracleum”, 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 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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