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Tarsus
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I. Archaeology

Tarsus (Ταρσοί, Xenophon, Anabasis I 2,23; ἡ Ταρσός, Arrian, Anabasis II 4.5), city west of the Cilician Gates (Cilicia; for location see Asia Minor, map). Thanks to its situation on the navigable lower reaches of the Cydnus and at the crossroads of the routes between Antioch and the Aegean and from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, Tarsus had always served as a bridge between East and West. The finds of Goldman, especially pottery from the 1st millennium bce, for which there had long been no com…

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Zangenberg, Jürgen and Schwemer, Anna Maria, “Tarsus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025057>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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