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(Πάταρα; Pátara). Port city in West Lycia (Lycii, Lycia) at the location of an old Pre-Iron Age settlement. In Greek legends, the city's name - pttara in Lycian (TAM I 44a 43) - is sometimes tied to a son of Apollo (Hecat. FGrH 1 F 256), at other times to the pirate Patarus, a brother of Xanthus (Eust. GGM 2,239, 30-37), or it is tied to the name for a certain cultic container (Alexander Polyhistor F…

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Marek, Christian (Zürich), “Patara”, 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 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e909610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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