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Peloponnesus
(1,127 words)

(ἡ Πελοπόννησος/hē Pelopónnēsos, Doric Πελοπόννασος/Pelopónnasos).

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I. Geography

Peninsula in southern Greece (21,439 km²), connected to the mainland (Attica, Boeotia) by the Isthmus of Corinth. It is predominantly mountainous (cf. Cyllene [1], Erymanthus [1], Lycaeum, western Messenian massif with Ithome [1], Taygetus, Parnon) and highly fragmented (cf. the numerous small rivers, particularly in Achaea, e.g. Alpheus [1], Pamisus, Eurotas, Inachus [2];…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum), Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Peloponnesus”, 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 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e912740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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