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Taygetus
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(Ταΰγετος/Taýgetos). Mountain range in the south of the Peloponnesus (Str. 4,6,12; 8,5,1; Paus. 3,20,4 ff.; Ptol. 3,16,14; in the Byzantine period and in the modern era Pentedáktylon, 'Five Finger mountain range', present-day again T.). It is c. 110 km long and c. 25 km wide and stretches from the Megale Polis basin to Taenarum (highest elevation: present-day Profitis Elias, 2407 m; the southern part in the Middle Ages Mane, Maïne, present-day Mani). Sloping steeply to the east, it separated Laconica from Messana [2] (Messenia) and thus strongly impaired the …

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Lienau, “Taygetus”, 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 15 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1201980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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