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Mare Pamphylium
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Sea bay that carves in deeply on the south coast of Asia Minor on the Lycian, Pamphylian and Cilician coastal fringe between the promontories of Hiera Akra (modern Gelidonya Burun) and Anemurium (cf. Plin. HN 5,96; 102; 129), modern Gulf of Antalya. Occasionally, the Gulf of Iskenderun ( Alexandria [3]) was included in the Mare Pamphylium (MP) as well (Dionys. Per. 508 = GGM 2,135), or it was even equated with the Aigýption pélagos (Αἰγύπτιον πέλαγος, App. proemium 6f.). Shipwrecks near Ulu Burun and Gelidonya Burnu document the stormy nature of MP tha…

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Martini, Wolfram (Gießen), “Mare Pamphylium”, 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 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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