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Orthura
(82 words)

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India, trade with

(Ὄρθουρα/Órthoura). City in the interior of the Soringi in Southern India, residence of King Sornas (Ptol. 7,1,91); probably the Greek form of Uraiyūr, capitol of the Choḷā empire on the Kāveri River, with the port of Chaberis at the mouth of the river.

Bibliography

K. Karttunen, Early Roman Trade with South India, in: Arctos 29, 1995, 81-91 

O. Stein, s.v. Ὄρθουρα, RE 18, 1503-1505.

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Orthura”, 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 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e901790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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