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Kamara

(103 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
(Καμάρα). [English version] [1] Hafenort in Ost-Kreta Hafenort in Ost-Kreta, urspr. Lato (Λατὼ πρὸς bzw. ἐπὶ Καμάραι, Ptol. 3,17,5; Hierokles, Synekdemos 650,1), h. Agios Nikolaos. Enge polit. Anbindung an Lato [1. Nr. 72, S. 428]. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 A. Chaniotis, Die Verträge zw. kret. Poleis in der hell. Zeit, 1996. F. Gschnitzer, Abhängige Orte im griech. Alt., 1958, 49-51. [English version] [2] empórion an der SO-Küste Indiens Nach peripl. m. r. 60 ein empórion an der SO-Küste Indiens, vielleicht mit Chaberis des Pto…

Heliokles

(86 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] (gen. Díkaios, mittelind. Heliyakriya). Griech. König Baktriens im 2. Jh. v.Chr., nur durch seine Mz. belegt. Nach Tarn [1] Sohn des Eukratides I. und der letzte griech. König Baktriens, 141/128 von Nomaden gestürzt. Narain [2] und Bopearachchi [3] unterscheiden aus numismat. Gründen zwischen zwei H. Der zweite sei ein Sohn des ersten und habe im Süden des Hindukusch geherrscht. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography 1 W.W. Tarn, The Greeks in Bactria and India, 21951 2 A.K. Narain, The Indo-Greeks, 1958 3 Bopearachchi, 74-76, 222-225 (H. I.), 97-99, 2…

Kathaioi

(95 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] (Καθαῖοι). Indisches Volk im Pandschab entweder östl. des Hydraotes oder zw. Hydaspes und Akesines [2], von Alexander d.Gr. unterworfen (Arr. an. 5,22; Diod. 17,91,2; Curt. u.a.); vielleicht zu identifizieren mit altindisch Kāthaka (belegt als vedische Schule, wie auch die Kambistholoi und Madyandinoi). Ihre Sitten (Witwenverbrennung, Brautwahl, das Tragen von Schmuck und hohes Ansehen der körperlichen Schönheit) wurden von Onesikritos (fr. 34 bei Strab.) beschrieben, der auch berichtet, daß es in ihrem Land v…

Magnus Sinus

(76 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] (μέγας κόλπος/ mégas kólpos, Ptol. 7,2,1; 7,3,1). Ein großer Meerbusen in India extra Gangem, angrenzend an die Sinae, d.h. Südostasien, mit drei Flüssen: Daonas, Dorias und Seros (Ptol. 7,2,7). Während die Geographie Südostasiens bei Ptolemaios gänzlich entstellt erscheint und alle Deutungen dortiger Ortsnamen sehr hypothetisch bleiben, läßt sich doch der M.S. mit den Gewässern zwischen der Malakka-Halbinsel und Südchina gleichsetzen. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography H. Treidler, s.v. Μέγας κόλπος, RE Suppl. 10, 385ff.

Maniolai nesoi

(104 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] (Μανιόλαι νῆσοι). Eine Indien vorgelagerte Inselgruppe jenseits des Ganges (Ptol. 7,2,31). Daneben in der griech. Lit. nur bei Pseudo- Palladios ( Perí tōn tēs Indíēs ethnṓn 1,5) belegt, aber bei ihm in der Nähe von Sri Lanka (etwa Malediven oder in den gefährlichen Gewässern um die Südspitze Indiens) lokalisiert, später oft von Arabern, Persern etc. genannt. Seit Ptolemaios glaubte man, daß diese Inseln so magnetisch seien, daß sie die eisernen Nägel aus Schiffen herauszögen. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography A. Herrmann, s.v. Μανιόλαι νῆσοι, RE 14,…

Kolchoi

(51 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Indienhandel Handelsstadt an der SO-Küste Indiens, gegenüber von Taprobane (Ptol. 7,1,10; 7,1,95: Kolchikós kólpos). Peripl. m. r. 58f. wußte, daß die Küste von Komarei bis K. für die Perlenfischerei wichtig war. K. ist wohl das h. Koṟkai. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)

Indoskythen

(57 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] (in chin. Quellen Yuezhi); urspr. ein zentralasiatisches Volk, im 2. Jh. v.Chr. nach Westen gewandert. Die I. eroberten Graeco-Baktrien und zogen später nach Indien, wo sie die mächtige Kuschanen-Dynastie (Kuschan) gründeten (Kanischka). Ihr indisches Reich wird als Indoskythia bei Ptolemaios u.a. genannt. Skythes Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography J.E. van Lohuizen-de Leeuw, The Scythian Period, 1949.

Eudamos

(206 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München)
(Εὔδαμος). [English version] [1] Makedonischer General unter Alexander dem Gr. Makedonischer General ( dux Thracium bei Curt. 10,1,21), 323 v.Chr. von Alexandros [4] dem Gr. an die Seite des Taxiles als mil. Befehlshaber gestellt (Arr. an. 6,27,2). Er erschlug Poros und brachte 120 Elefanten nach Westen, als er 317 v.Chr. zusammen mit anderen östl. Satrapen dem Ruf des Eumenes [1] folgte (Diod. 19,14). Er kämpfte unter Eumenes und wurde zusammen mit diesem von Antigonos [1] getötet (Diod. 19,27-44). Nach Bern…

Taprobane

(343 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] (Ταπροβάνη/ Taprobánē). The most common name for the island of Ceylon from the time of Onesicritus (in Str. 15,1,17 and Plin. HN 6,81) and Megasthenes (Plin. HN 6, 81) onwards, Ancient Indian Tāmraparṇi, Middle Indian Tambapaṇṇi. The unrealistic geographical ideas of Antiquity, which are probably based on Eratosthenes [2], are noteworthy: in all Greek and Latin sources T. is much larger than in reality and extends far to the west. Nevertheless, in Ptolemaeus [65] for instance, who devotes a whole chapter to T. (7,4…

Plato

(7,761 words)

Author(s): Szlezák, Thomas A. (Tübingen) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Πλάτων/ Plátōn). [German version] [1] The philosopher, 428/7 - 348/7 BC Athenian philosopher, 428/7 - 348/7 BC Szlezák, Thomas A. (Tübingen) [German version] A. Life The Seventh Letter (which is not intended to constitute a complete autobiography) and scattered reports from various ancient authors (of these, Plutarchus' [2] Life of Dion and Philodemus' Academica Gaiser/ Academicorum Historia Dorandi are particularly instructive) are our most important sources of information on the life of P. To these should be added the chronological accounts in Apuleius, De Platone et eius d…

Musicanus

(111 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] (Μουσικανός/ Mousikanós). Indian king of the people of the same name ( Musicani) on the lower reaches of the Indus (Onesicritus in Str. 15,1,21f.; Arr. Anab. 6,15,5-17,2, also briefly Curt. 9,8,8-10). People have often tried to link the name wit the ancient Indian tribal name Mūṣika; however, they originated not in the north west, but in the south of India. M. had initially submitted to Alexander [4] the Great and had been received cordially, but after a failed revolt he was condemned to death. Onesicritus depicts his kingdom as a utopia steeped in Cynical philosophy. …

Zabii

(173 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] (Ζάβιοι/ Zábioi). Indian people according to Nonnus, Dion. 26,65 (who goes back to the Bassariká of Dionysius [32]). Their territory was probably in northwestern India, neighbouring the Dardae (cf. Steph. Byz. s. v. Δάρδαι/ Dárdai), but is not identifiable [1]. Attempts to make a comparison between the information in Nonnus (and Dionysius) and Indian realities remain tenuous (already [2], later e.g. [3], [4]; see also [5]). Rather, it is a matter of a Greek literary reflection of a mythical India, which only acci…

Abissareans

(56 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] Called Abhisāra in Old Indian, a mountain people of northern Pakistan (Megasthenes at Arr. Ind. 4,12), on the Soanos river, an eastern tributary of the Indus River (nowadays called Sohan or Suwan [1. 1100 f.]), with King  Abisares. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography 1 G. Wirth, O. by Hinüber, (ed. and trans.) Arrian, Der Alexanderzug - Indische Geschichte, 1985.

Muziris

(145 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: India, trade with | Mauryas (Μουζιρίς; Mouzirís). Sea port on the south-western coast of India in modern Kerala; the Indian Muciri of the Tamil Sangam poems [1]. Both Greek and Tamil sources describe M. as one of the most important southern Indian port and trading cities. An important trading route to the eastern coast of India originated from M. A papyrus deed (PVindob. 40822) from Egypt reports of a loan that was granted in M. [2]. Because of the unsteadiness of the coast, its exact location remains unknown. I…

Agathocles

(1,543 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Et al.
(Ἀγαθοκλῆς; Agathoklês) [German version] [1] of Athens Archon 357/56 BC Archon 357/56 BC (Dem. Or. 47,44; Diod. Sic. 16,9). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Tyrant King of Syracuse (316-288 BC) Later king of Syracuse, born 361/0 BC in Thermae in Sicily. Son of Carcinus, who had been banned from Rhegium, and who under  Timoleon had received citizenship in Syracuse and had a pottery manufactory. A. had an adventurous youth, participated in several martial undertakings and early on fostered broad-reaching politica…

Calatiae

(67 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] (Hecat. in Steph. Byz. FGrH; Kallatiai in Hdt. 3,38). Indian ethnic group whose members according to Hdt. used to eat their parents -- an ethnological curiosity that in another citation (Hdt. 3,99) was attributed to another Indian people, the Padaioi, likewise to the Iranian Massagetae (Hdt. 1,216) and the  Issedones (Hdt. 4,26). Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography K. Karttunen, India in Early Greek Literature, 1989, 197-202.

Porus

(484 words)

Author(s): Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] [1] Attic Paralia(?) deme of the Acamantis phyle (Πόρος/ Póros). Attic paralia(?) deme, Acamantis phyle, from 307/6 BC Demetrias, three bouleutaí. Location unknown, but certainly not in Laureum or Metropisi (otherwise [1; 2]), since no mining is recorded for P. Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. Siewert, Die Trittyen Attikas und die Heeresreform des Kleisthenes, 1982, 95, 173 f. 2 J. S. Traill, Demos and Trittys, 1986, 133. Traill, Attica, 9, 48, 68, 112 no. 117 pl. 5, 12. [German version] [2] Indian king, defeated by Alexander [4] the great in 326 (Πῶρος; Pôros)…

Malli

(81 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] (Μαλλοί; Malloí). Indian people at the confluence of the Punjab rivers Hydaspes, Acesines [2] and Hydraotes, with several fortified cities. In league with the Oxydracae, they violently resisted Alexander the Great. They are probably the ancient Indian Mālava who later emigrated to the east and are attested numismatically and epigraphically in Rājasthān (2nd cent. BC) and in Madhya Pradesh. Their name there is still preserved as Mālwā. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography K. K. Das Gupta, The Mālava, 1966.

Indo-Greeks

(114 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] The Greeks of Hellenistic Bactria ( Graeco-Bactria), who conquered southeastern Afghanistan (Paropamisadae and Arachosia) and northwestern India (modern Pakistan) in the 2nd cent. BC. After the first and most important kings ( Demetrius [10] and Menander) the kingdom disintegrated into several parts whose numerous rulers (almost 40) are mostly attested only by coins. The I. held on until the 1st cent. BC or even the 1st cent. AD, when territories were conquered by the  Parthians a…

Euthydemus

(540 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Cassin, Barbara (Paris) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Εὐθύδημος; Euthýdemos). [German version] [1] Athenian strategos 418/7 BC Athenian strategos of 418/17 BC. He took part in the Sicilian campaign, during which in 414/13 both he and Menander became commanders to serve alongside Nicias. They were defeated before  Demosthenes [1] even arrived. They failed in their attempt to force their departure out of Syracuse's great harbour (Thuc. 7,16,1; 69,4; Diod. Sic. 13,13,2-4; Plut. Nicias 20). Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) Bibliography D. Kagan, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, 1981. [German version] [2] E. I. Greek ki…
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