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Massalia
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(Μασσαλία/Massalía, Latin Massilia), modern Marseilles.

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A. Founding

Around 600 BC the Phocaeans founded M. ( Colonization IV.), attracted by the potential resulting from the proximity of the Rhône and the rocky bay of Lacydon for the establishment and securing of a harbour (foundin…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Massalia”, 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 02 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e725870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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