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Pontus
(931 words)

(ὁ Πόντος/ho Póntos, Lat. Pontus).

[German version]

I. Location

Region on the south coast of the Black Sea (Pontos Euxeinos) between Paphlagonia (west), Colchis (east) and Cappadocia (south), divided into a narrow northern coastal plain with various Greek towns (cf. Amisus, Cotyora, Pharnaceia, Trapezus) and an interior south of the northern Anatolian frontier mountain range …

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Pontus”, 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 21 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1004530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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