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Panticapes
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(Παντικάπης; Pantik ápēs). Iranian name for the Bosporus [2] (Ps.-Scymn. 850; Eust. Ad Dion. Per. 311; Steph. Byz. s.v. Παντικάπαιον/Pantikápaion), which gave Panticapaeum its name; it probably means  “fish road”. In Hdt. 4,18 it is the strait itself that is meant by the river P.; this reflects the idea that the Tanais flows into the Pontus Euxinus to the south of Lake Maeotis (Arr. Per. p. E. 29).

Bibliography

E. Diehl, s.v. Pandikapes, PE, 825f. 

V.I. Abaev, Osetinskij jazyk i folklor, 1949, 170, 175.

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Panticapes”, 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 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e906520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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