Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 3 of 122 |

Rhithymna
(106 words)

[German version]

This item can be found on the following maps:

Crete

(Ῥίθυμνα/Rhíthymna). City on the northwest coast of Crete (Plin. HN 4,59), modern Rethymnon, settled already in the Minoan period (temple and necropolis in the south of the city). Its temporary renaming as Arsinoe (after the wife of Ptolemaeus [7] IV) in the 3rd century BC indicates Ptolemaic influence. No remains from the Classical and Hellenistic periods survive, but one building from the late Roman period does.

Bibliography

M. Guarducci, Inscriptiones Creticae 2, 268-277 

I. F. San…

Cite this page
Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart), “Rhithymna”, 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 18 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1022530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲