Samothrace
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(Σαμοθράκη; Samothrákē).

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I. Geography and history

Island (178 km2, with Mount Phengari, 1161 m) in the northern Aegean Sea, 30 km out from the Tracian coast, rich in water, with a narrow and flat beach and lacking in natural harbours. There are isolated traces of Neolithic settlements (near Karyotai and Mikro Vuni), in the Bronze Age it was occupied by Thracians. In c. 700 BC, S. was settled by Gree…

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Külzer, Andreas (Vienna) and Tsochos, Charalampos (Erfurt), “Samothrace”, 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 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1100520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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