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(Ναυπλία/Nauplía, Byzantine τὸ Ναύπλιον/tò Naúplion or τὸ Ἀνάπλι/tò Anápli, present-day Nafplio).

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I. Position

Port on a rocky peninsula near the Kolpos Argolikos (Str. 8,2,2; Scyl. 49; 6,11; Ptol. 3,16,11) on the northern slope of the town’s mountain, Akronafplia (formerly Iç Kale, 85m high). Greater parts of the Hellenistic acropolis wall lie under the later Byzantine- Venetian- Turkish fort. It lies to the north-west …

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Nauplia”, 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 24 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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