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(Ἴωνες, Ionians). Name of a Greek tribe (older form Iāwones), first attested in a Cnossus text (B 164, l. 4) probably as the name of a foreign troop of warriors. Homer (Il. 13,685) applies the name to the Athenians, the Delphic hymn to Apollo (H. Hom. 5,147-155) refers to the Delphic festive gathering of the I., in the Amphiktyonia I. is the name of the tribe which is represented by Athens and the Euboean cities. In further sources of the archaic and classical periods I. in the narrower se…

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Gschnitzer, Fritz (Heidelberg), “Iones”, 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 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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