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Sigeum
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(Σίγειον/Sígeion, Latin Sigeum). Promontory (Σιγειὰς ἄκρα/Sigeiàs ákra, Str. 13,1,31; 46) and city at its southern end (for the geography see [3. 173 ff.]) in the Troad; its location to the north of modern Yenişehir near Kumkale [2. 180-185] appears to be verified by inscriptions and coins. S. was founded by Mytilene and shared with Rhoeteum the territory of Ilium (Troy) until the latter was refounded (Str. 13,1,42). Conflicts between Athens and Mytilene at the end of the 6th century BC led to the refounding of Ac…

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Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster), “Sigeum”, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1112340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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