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Crathis

(340 words)

Author(s): Parra, Maria Cecilia (Pisa) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)
(Κρᾶθις; Krâthis). [German version] [3] River in Bruttium that rises near  Consentia and flows into the sea near Thurii, today known as Crati. Legend held that its water could be used to dye the hair of people and animals blond (Eur. Tro. 228; Ael. NA 12,36; Aristot. Mir. 169). The valley of C. formed the main connection between inner Bruttium and the plains of  Sybaris. The river received its name from Achaean colonists after the name of a river in their homeland (Hdt. 1,145); according to other sou…

Cyprus

(2,847 words)

Author(s): Senff, Reinhard (Bochum) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Berger, Albrecht (Berlin) | Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH)
[German version] Cyprus [3] The island was incorporated into Roman possessions in 58 BC and remained part of the province of Cilicia until 48/47 BC. It was returned to the Ptolemaic kingdom by Caesar and Antony, and came permanently into Roman possession from 30 BC. As a province in its own rights, it was initially administered by a legatus, then from 22 BC by the Senate through an annually appointed procurator; following Diocletian's reorganization of the provinces, it was placed under the administration of the consularis of the dioecesis Oriens in Antioch [1] . After the initial f…

Macaria

(197 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
(Μακαρία; Makaría). [German version] [1] Daughter of Heracles and Deianira Daughter of Heracles and Deianira; sacrifices herself voluntarily in the war of the Athenians and the Heraclidae against Eurystheus to secure victory ( Human sacrifices): first referred to in this way in Eur. Heracl., but without mentioning her name; possibly already in Aeschylus or in Athenian local myth [1. XVI, XXXI-XXXIII, 111f.] Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography 1 J. Wilkins (ed.), Euripides, Heraclidae, 1993 (introduction and commentary). [German version] [2] Spring in Tricorythus Spring in Tricor…

Kypros

(2,399 words)

Author(s): Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) | Senff, Reinhard (Bochum) | Berger, Albrecht (Berlin) | Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Schulzki, Heinz-Joachim (Mannheim)
[English version] [1] Zypern (Κύπρος, lat. Cyprus, Zypern). Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) Senff, Reinhard (Bochum) [English version] I. Geographische Lage Mit 9250 km2 ist K. die drittgrößte Insel des Mittelmeers, 227 km lang und bis 95 km breit. K. ist vom nächsten Punkt Kleinasiens, Kap Anemurion, ca. 65 km, die Ostspitze der langen, schmalen östl. Landzunge Karpass von der syr. Küste etwa 96 km entfernt. K. ist geologisch gesehen recht junger, tertiärer Entstehung. An der Nordküste erstreckt sich ein schmaler, steiler …

Methone

(685 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn)
(Μεθώνη/ Methṓnē, Μοθώνη/ Mothṓnē). [German version] [1] City on the west coast of Messana [2] This item can be found on the following maps: Sparta | Achaeans, Achaea | Macedonia, Macedones A city on the west coast of Messana [2]. Its indigenous name was Mothṓnē (Μοθώνη on coins), after the reef called Móthōn which rose in front of it; hence the medieval and modern name Modon, Mothoni, Methoni (Μεθώνη in Thuc. 2,25,1ff. and Strab. 8,4,3). There are few ancient remains: isolated bases of city walls under the Venetian fortress and the breakwater wa…

Phoinix

(1,605 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Nünlist, René (Basel) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg) | Et al.
(Φοῖνιξ, lat. Phoenix). Personen Ph. [1-4], der mythische Vogel Ph. [5], die Dattelpalme Ph. [6], die geogr. Orte Ph. [7-9]. [English version] [1] myth. König von Sidon oder Tyros Myth. König von Sidon oder Tyros, Sohn des Agenor [1] und der Telephassa (Apollod. 3,2-4), Bruder der Europe [2], des Kadmos [1] und der Kilix, nach anderen auch deren Vater (Hom. Il. 14, 321); andere Kinder: Phineus (Apoll. Rhod. 2, 178), Karne (Antoninus Liberalis 40). Eponym der Phoiniker und der Punier ( Poeni; vgl. Phönizier, Punier). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Sohn des Amyntor Sohn des Amyn…

Neapolis

(1,882 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Muggia, Anna (Pavia) | Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) | Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Et al.
(Νέα πόλις, Νεάπολις, “Neue Stadt”). [English version] [1] Stadt an der Nordküste der Ägäis Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Makedonia, Makedones | Moesi, Moesia | Straßen Stadt an der Nordküste der Ägäis im Westen der Mündung des Nestos gegenüber Thasos, h. Kavalla (Strab. 7a,1,36; Ps.-Skyl. 67). Wohl thasische Kolonie; die genaue Gründungszeit ist unbekannt. E. des 6. Jh.v.Chr. autonome Silberprägung nach dem Vorbild von Eretria [1] (HN 196). Aus dieser Zeit stammen Reste eines Tempels der Athena Partheno…

Neapolis

(2,079 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Muggia, Anna (Pavia) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Et al.
(Νέα πόλις/ Néa pólis, Νεάπολις/ Neápolis, ‘New City’). [German version] [1] Town on the northern coast of the Aegean This item can be found on the following maps: | Macedonia, Macedones | Moesi, Moesia Town on the northern coast of the Aegean to the west of the mouth of the Nestus river, across from the island of Thasos, modern Kavalla (Str. 7a,1,36; Ps.-Scyl. 67), probably a Thasian colony but the exact period of foundation is unknown. Early in the 6th cent. BC, autonomous silver coinage modelled on that of Eretria [1] (HN 196…

Phoenix

(1,747 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Nünlist, René (Basle) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg) | Et al.
(Φοῖνιξ/ Phoînix, Latin Phoenix). Persons P. [1-4], the mythical P. bird [5], the date palm P. [6], geographical locations P. [7-9]. [German version] [1] Mythical king of Sidon or Tyrus Mythical king of Sidon or Tyrus, son of Agenor [1] and Telephassa (Apollod. 3,2-4), brother of Europe [2],  Cadmus [1] and Cilix, according to others also their father (Hom. Il. 14, 321); other children: Phineus (Apoll. Rhod. 2, 178), Carne (Antoninus Liberalis 40). Eponym of the Phoenicians and the Poeni ( Poeni; cf. Phoenicians, Poeni). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Son of Amyntor Son of Amyn…

Olympos

(2,083 words)

Author(s): Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) | Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Et al.
(Ὄλυμπος). Geographisch: [1-13], Personen: [14-15]. [English version] [1] Wohnung der ›olympischen‹ Götter, höchster Berg Griechenlands (lat. Olympus) (lat. Olympus). Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) [English version] I. Geographisch Der als die Wohnung der “Olympischen” Götter (Zwölfgötter) geltende höchste Berg Griechenlands, der durch seine die gesamte Umgebung überragende Höhe, seine Masse und Geschlossenheit und den bes. nach Osten und Westen kaum durch Vorberge verdeckten mächtigen Anstieg einen g…

Olympus

(2,377 words)

Author(s): Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Et al.
(Ὄλυμπος/Ólympos). Geography: [1-13]. People: [14-15]. [German version] [1] Home of the ›Olympian‹ gods, highest mountain in Greece (Latin Olympus) (Latin Olympus). Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) [German version] I. Geography The highest mountain in Greece, regarded as the home of the 'Olympian' gods (twelve (Olympian) gods). Its altitude, overlooking all of its surroundings, creates a powerful impression, as do its massive size and density and its dramatic ascent, especially at the east and west, which …
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