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Omphalium
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(Ὀμφάλιον/Omphálion).

[German version]

[1] Plain in Crete

Plain (Diod. Sic. 5,70) on Crete in the area of Knossos on the river Triton (modern Platyperama; Callim. H. 1,42ff.; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ὀ.).

Bibliography

C. Bursian, Geographie von Griechenland, vol. 2, 1868, 570 

M. Guarducci, Inscriptiones Creticae, vol. 1, 1935, 45f.

[German version]

[2] Place in Thessalia

Place in Thessalia (Steph. Byz. s.v. Ὀ.) near modern Lutra Smokovu, possibly the sanctuary of Omphale. T…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) and Strauch, Daniel (Berlin), “Omphalium”, 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 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830930>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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