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Rhithymna

(106 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Crete (Ῥίθυμνα/ Rhíthymna). City on the northwest coast of Crete (Plin. HN 4,59), modern Rethymnon, settled already in the Minoan period (temple and necropolis in the south of the city). Its temporary renaming as Arsinoe (after the wife of Ptolemaeus [7] IV) in the 3rd century BC indicates Ptolemaic influence. No remains from the Classical and Hellenistic periods survive, but one building from the late Roman period does. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography M. Guarducci, Inscriptiones Creticae 2, 268-277  I. F. San…

Aecae

(81 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Coloniae Town in  Apulia on the via Traiana (Tab. Peut. 6,3), modern Troia. In the Second Punic War, it was at times allied with Hannibal, 214 BC recaptured by Rome (Liv. 24,20,5). In the later imperial period colonia Augusta Apula Aecae. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 844 L. Vendola, Su alcune iscrizioni latine di Aecae (Troia), in: Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia di Bari 27/28, 1984/85, 23-39.

Tityrus

(53 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Τίτυρος; Títyros). Extended headland in the northwest of Crete on the Rodopou peninsula, about 16 km long and 6 km wide, with a sanctuary to Dictynna in the extreme north (Str. 10,4,12). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography M. Guarducci (ed.), Inscriptiones Creticae vol. 2, 1939, 129 f.  D. Gondicas, Recherches sur la Crète occidentale, 1988, 286.

Natural catastrophes

(1,050 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] For the whole of antiquity there are numerous reports of natural catastrophes (NC). Especially in the eastern Mediterranean, but also in Italy, tectonic conditions resulted in an extraordinary susceptibility for frequently disastrous seismic activity (earthquakes and resulting tsunami, volcanic eruptions). The ancient perception was that phenomena such as storms, epidemics, rains of stones, comets (Cic. Nat. deor. 2,14) and solar and lunar eclipses (e.g. Plut. Nicias 23; Eclipses) were also in the category of NC. Earthquakes (cf. map) …

Rhodos

(1,647 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Writing | Theatre | Byzantium | Commerce | Hellenistic states | Asia Minor | Colonization | Natural catastrophes | Peloponnesian War | Pergamum | Pompeius | Rome | Rome | Athletes | Athenian League (Second) | Aegean Koine | Aegean Koine | Education / Culture (Ῥόδος; Rhódos). [German version] I. Geography Island in the southeastern Aegean Sea, off the southwestern coast of Asia Minor, now part of the Dodecanese archipelago, with an area of 1400 km2. A good part of the ancient history of the island was shaped by its geographical situ…

Meteon

(76 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Μετεών; Meteṓn). Town of the Illyrian Labeates in the territory of Labeatis (Pol. 29,3; Liv. 44,23,3; 32,3), near modern Podgorica (Montenegro). M. achieved political significance in 168 BC as the meeting place of Pantauchus, an emissary of the Macedonian king Perseus, and the Illyrian prince Genthius (Pol. loc.cit.; Liv. loc.cit.). Towers of the 3rd-cent. BC town walls are preserved; no systematic excavations. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography J. J. Wilkes, Dalmatia, 1969, 26f., 166.

Cos

(1,257 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Natural catastrophes | Pompeius | Delian League | Athenian League (Second) | Aegean Koine | Aegean Koine | Education / Culture (Κῶς; Kôs, Lat. Cos). [German version] I. Geography and settlement Island in the eastern Aegean, off the south-west coast of Asia Minor, the second largest of the Doric islands (298 km2). A fertile plain in the north contrasts with a barren, sparsely populated mountainous area in the south (highest elevation the Oromedon, 850 m; in the south-west the Latra, 425 m). In the Neolithic period (finds in a cav…

Phalasarna

(307 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Crete (τὰ Φαλάσαρνα; tà Phalásarna). Port city in the NW of Crete (Str. 10,4,2; Plin. HN 4,59) with topographically striking, steep acropolis, present-day Koutri. Historical reports start with an alliance treaty concluded with the neighbouring polis Polyrrhenia as a result of mediation by Sparta at the beginning of the 3rd cent. BC [1. no. 1, pp. 179-181]. At the behest of the Romans, P. regained its previously lost autonomy from Cydonia (Pol. 22,1…

Parentium

(291 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Venetic | | Coloniae A city on the western coast of Histria, the modern Poreč. Illyrian settlement is attested as early as the late Bronze Age. In the wake of the Roman occupation in the 2nd cent. BC, a castrum was built on the coastal road. P. later became one of the oppida Histriae civium Romanorum (Plin. HN 3,129). Raised by the future Augustus to the status of a municipium, P. became colonia Iulia Parentium, tribus Lemonia under Tiberius (AD 14-37). P. developed into an important trading centre, and also had fertil…

Desert

(215 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (ἡ ἔρημος/ érēmos, ἡ ἐρημία/ erēmía, τὰ ἔρημα/ érēma; Lat. deserta, regio deserta). In geographical terms the arid desert zones were part of the marginal areas of the Ancient World (North Africa, the Middle East with Syria, Palestine, Arabia). Politically and to a greater extent economically they, had close relationships to the Graeco-Roman cultural sphere. A large part of the east-west trade devolved over long-distance routes across the Arabian deserts. Desert towns such as Ḥatra [1], Palmyr…

Lissen

(59 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Λισσήν; Lissḗn). Locality on Crete with uncertain geographical position primarily because of unclear information from the scholiasts ad Hom. Od. 3,293, probably modern Cape Lithinos. Affiliation with Phaestus in Str. 10,4,4 (only by conjecture) and Steph. Byz. s.v. Φαιστός. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography P. Faure, La Crète aux cents villes, in: Kretika Chronika 13, 1959, 190.

Marsyas

(971 words)

Author(s): Visser, Edzard (Basle) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin) | Ziegler, Konrat (Göttingen) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
(Μαρσύας; Marsýas). [German version] [1] Phrygian rivergod and Celaenae's god of protection Phrygian river god and Celaenae's god of protection, represented as satyr or silenus. The name is derived from a toponym that can be found repeatedly throughout Asia Minor and Syria; the river, at the source of which Celaenae lies, also carries this name (M. [5]). M. was considered the discoverer of flute playing ( aulós), the inventor of the bandage used for flute playing ( phorbeiá) and of songs for the worship of the goddess Cybele. According to the myth, the possibility to pla…

Ager Campanus

(267 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] Region around the town of  Capua that the Romans confiscated in the Second Punic War in 211 BC, because Capua had gone over to Hannibal (Liv. 23,7). Since then   ager publicus populi Romani (Liv. 26,16,8), covering a total area of about 500 km2 [1. 36-38]. Rome thus gained control over one of Italy's most fertile areas (Liv. 26,26,7). In 209 BC, it was leased out by the censors (Liv. 27,11,8). In order to refill the Roman public purse after the strains of war, parts of the AC were sold off in 205 and in 199 BC (from the fossa Graeca to  Cyme: Liv. 28,46,4, or rather the area at…

Imbrasus

(101 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Ἴμβρασος; Ímbrasos). River on Samos (Plin. HN 5,135), in ancient times also referred to as Parthenius (Str. 10,2,17), near the temple of Hera, modern Imvrasos. Ancient tradition holds that Hera was born under the lygos tree (chaste-tree) on the shore of the I. (Paus. 7,4,4; Apoll. Rhod. 1,187), a legend which repeatedly gave rise to cultic activities in the water of the I. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography E. Buschor, I., in: MDAI(A) 68, 1953 (1956), 1-10 H. J. Kienast, Zum heiligen Baum der Hera auf Samos, in: MDAI(A) 106, 1991, 71-80 G. Shipley, A History …

Heracleum

(399 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn) | von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen)
(Ἡράκλειον; Hērákleion). [German version] [1] Town on Crete's northern coast Town on Crete's northern coast, modern Iraklion. In a legal support agreement with Miletus (259/250 BC) H. appears as a sovereign town allied with  Knossos (Stv III 482 I) [1]. H. was in the 1st cent. BC, probably in succession to Amnisus, the port town of Knossos (Str. 10,4,7f.) and probably subject to it (cf. Str. 10,5,1). Based on Plin. HN 4,59, it was presumed that H. also bore the name Mation [2]. However, the consensus is that Pliny misunderstood his Greek source (πολισμάτιον Ἡ.; polismátion H., ‘the little…

Creta et Cyrenae

(155 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] After the conquest by Q. Caecilius Metellus (69-67 BC; Liv. per. 100; Plut. Pompey 29),  Crete was organized as a double province together with  Cyrenae (Roman province since 74 BC), ( C. et C.). A short-term separation between the two occurred as a result of M. Antonius' declaration of independence (43 BC). In 27 BC, Augustus re-established the old order (senatorial province). The seat of the government was  Gortyne. After the Diocletian reorganization, the double province was dissolved (Cyrenae went to Libya Pe…

Lesbos

(1,010 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
This item can be found on the following maps: Pergamum | Aegean Koine | Aegean Koine (Λέσβος; Lésbos, Lat. Lesbus; Hittite Lazba). [German version] A. Geography Island in the north-eastern Aegean, with an area extent of 1,630 km2 the third-largest Greek island after Crete and Euboea. Characteristic topographical features are two bays that extend deep into the interior of the island: in the south the Gulf of Hiero (modern Yera), in the west the Gulf of Pyrrha (modern Kalloni). The highest elevations are Lepetymnos (838 m) in the nor…

Aqua Ferentina

(88 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] Spring (also ad caput Ferentinum, Liv. 2,38,1) in  Latium, probably on the southern slopes of   Mons Albanus , in the lucus Ferentinae (Liv. 1,50,1). Until the middle of the 4th cent. BC a place of assembly of the  Latini (Liv. 1,50,1; 2,38,1; 7,25,5; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 3,45; 51; 4,45; 5,61). According to Roman annalists (Liv. 1,51,9), Turnus Herdonius was drowned here at the instigation of Tarquinius Superbus. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 558 A. Alföldi, Das frühe Rom und die Latiner, 1977, 34-36.

Capreae

(213 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] Island off the coast of Campania in the southern part of the Gulf of Naples (today Capri). Verg. Aen. 7,735 provides a legendary link of an early Greek settlement with  Telon and the  Teleboae: Serv. Aen. 7,735; Tac. Ann. 4,67. The Greeks linked both settlement centres (modern Capri, Anacapri) by a flight of steps which, in parts, are still usable today (Scala Fenicia). In 29 BC, Augustus acquired C. from Neapolis in exchange for Aenaria ( Pithecussae; Suet. Aug. 92; Cass. Dio 52,…

Tylissus

(262 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Crete | Aegean Koine (Τυλισσός/ Tylissós). City in central Crete, 13 km to the southwest of Heracleum [1] at modern T.; settlement evidently of considerable size from the early Minoan period. From the late Minoan period, there are three richly furnished houses of at least two storeys which afford an impression of superior domestic comfort. There is also evidence of settlement continuity for the Mycenaean period. In the Archaic period, a sanctuary to…

Drepanon

(501 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Senff, Reinhard (Bochum)
(Δρέπανον; Drépanon). Name of several foothills; the external shape of the mountain may have given rise to the name D. (‘sickle’). [German version] [1] Vorgebirge an der Nordküste von Westkreta On the north coast of western Crete (Ptol. 3,15,5), known in antiquity and today as D. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography M. Guarducci, Inscript. Cret. 2,10. [German version] [2] Nördlichster Vorsprung der Peloponnesos in den Korinth. Golf Northernmost outcrop of the Peloponnese into the Corinthian Gulf, 7 km north-east of Rhion (with which i…

Herdoniae

(183 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre (also Herdonia: Str. 6,3,7; Sil. Pun. 8,567; App. Hann. 48; Ptol. 3,1,72; Herdonea: Liv. 25,21,1; 27,1,6). City in Apulia ( regio II: Plin. HN 3,105; CIL IX 689f.; 1156; It. Ant. 116,2), modern Ordona, on the via Minucia (Str. 6,3,7; Plin. HN 2,244), starting-point of the roads to Beneventum, Aeclanum, and Ausculum. After the battle of Cannae (216 BC), H. switched allegiance to Hannibal, and until 210 BC, it was frequently involved in the disputes of the Second Punic War. H…

Cydonia

(357 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Achaemenids | Grain Trade, Grain Import | Hellenistic states | Crete | Macedonia, Macedones | Mycenaean culture and archaeology | Peloponnesian War | Persian Wars | Pompeius | Aegean Koine | Aegean Koine | Aegean Koine (Κυδωνία; Kydonía). Town in north-western Crete, now Chania, according to Str. 10,4,7 the third biggest town on the island (cf. Flor. 1,42,4). According to legend, its establishment can be traced back to  Minos and his son Cydon (Diod. Sic. 5,78,2; Paus. 8,53,4). Th…

Nestus

(226 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
(Νέστος/ Néstos, Μέστος/ Méstos, Νέσσος/ Néssos). [German version] [1] River in Thrace River in Thrace which rises in the Rila mountain range, (according to mistaken classical belief from the Scomius mountains, the present-day Vitoša Mountains, : Aristot. Mete. 1,13,350b 16f.) and after 234 km flows through the swampy delta area near Abdera [1] and into the Aegean (Hdt. 7,109; Theophr. Hist. pl. 3,1,5; Ps.-Skyl. 67). N. is already known as a river god in Hes. Theog. 341. In Roman times, N. was the border between the provinces of Macedonia and Thracia. von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Biss…

Gortyn

(1,324 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Thür, Gerhard (Graz)
This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Christianity | Dark Ages | Grain Trade, Grain Import | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Crete | Apollo | Limes | Macedonia, Macedones | Pompeius | Rome | Rome | Education / Culture [German version] I. Location One of the biggest and most important cities of Crete, in the Mesara plain on the river Lethaeus, between the villages of Agi Deka and Mitropolis, 16 km (Str. 10,4,7: 90 stadia) from the Libyan Sea, also transmitted as Gortyna and Gortyne. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) [German version] II. Historical development The earli…

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…

Lyctus, Lyttus

(384 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Crete | Apollo (Λύκτος/ Lýktos, Λύττος/ Lýttos, Latin Lyctus). Important Doric city in eastern Crete with a wide territory, in the interior of the country on a ridge of the Lassithi Massif. The older form of the name is Lyctus (in this form already around 1380 BC on an Egyptian list of place names), whilst the more recent and more common form is Lyttus. Pol. 4,54,6 describes L. as the oldest city in Crete. In Homer (Hom. Il. 2,647; 17,611) L. is a participant in the Trojan War; with a close connection to Sp…

Olerus

(126 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Ὤλερος; Ṓleros). Location in eastern Crete from which most of the population probably migrated to the newly founded Hierapytna in the 4th cent. BC. Afterwards O. was a cultic center for Athena Oleria [1]. It can be located at modern Meseleri. There are no ancient remains there. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 A. Chaniotis, Die Verträge zwischen kretischen Poleis in der hellenistischen Zeit, 1996, no. 74,8. C. Bursian, Geographie von Griechenland, vol. 2, 1868, 579  H. van Effenterre, Die von den Grenzen der ostkretischen Poleis eingeschlosse…

Gnathia

(81 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (also Egnatia, Ignatia). Peucetic port town in Apulia between Barium and Brundisium (Str. 6,3,7; Ptol. 3,1,15; in Sallentino oppido G., Plin. HN 2,240) on the via Minucia (Tab. Peut. 6,5). Station on Horace's journey to Brundisium, who mocks alleged incense miracles in Sat. 1,5,97-100 (cf. Plin. loc. cit.). Ruins near modern Torre d'Egnazia (land wall, necropoleis, basilicas). Remains of Oriental cults (ILS 4178: Sacerdos Matris Magnae et Suriae deae et sacrorum Isidis). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen, 860.

Eleutherna

(197 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Crete (Ἐλευθέρνα; Eleuthérna). City in central Crete on the northern slopes of the Ida range, settled from the late Minoan period. Some vestiges have survived near the mod. village of Prinès (cisterns, town walls, bridge, Byzantine tower). In around 260 BC, E. joined the isopoliteia of Miletus with Cnossus, Gortyn, Phaestus and their allies [2. 482]. In c. 225 BC, the city entered into an alliance with the Macedonian king Antigonus [2] Gonatas [1. 20; 2. 501]. In 220 BC, as a consequence of disputes…

Chalce

(53 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Χάλκη; Chálkē). Island off the north coast of Rhodes (29 km2). The polis of C. (remains of acropolis, temple to Apollo, necropolis) belonged to Rhodian Camirus. During the 5th cent. BC a member of the Delian League. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography P. M. Fraser, G. E. Bean, The Rhodian Peraea and Islands, 1954, 144f.

Aequum Faliscum

(58 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] According to Str. 5,2,9 a settlement on the   via Flaminia between Oriculi (modern Otricoli) and Rome, possibly identical with  Falerii (Str. loc. cit.). On the Tab. Peut. 5,4 ( Aequo Falsico) east of the Tiberis [1. 320]. Uncertain connection with the Aequi Falisci (Verg. Aen. 7,695; Sil. 8,490). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 Miller 2 Nissen, 2, 364.

Malia, Mallia

(276 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Linear B | Aegean Koine Minoan palace on Crete, on the northern coast c. 40 km east of Heraklion, with two harbour bays. The relatively low level of ancient building on top of the site and of later reconstruction makes genuine insight into Minoan palace architecture possible. Like the palaces of Knossos, Phaestus and Zakros, the buildings are grouped around a large central court. The history of the palace with its individual building phases also corresponds…

Nape

(123 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum)
(Νάπη/ Nápē, ‘wooded gorge, valley’). [German version] [1] Settlement on Lesbos Settlement on Lesbos, in the territory of Methymna, with a temple of Apollo Napaios (Str. 9,4,5; Steph. Byz. s.v. N.). N. cannot be precisely located. The temple, however, may have been the cultic site to the west of the modern village of Napi in the district of Klopedi. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography H.-G. Buchholz, Methymna: Archäologische Beiträge zur Geschichte und Topographie von Nordlesbos, 1966, 206f.  W. Günther, s.v. N., in: Lauffer, Griechenland, 454f. [German version] [2] In Att…

Mykonos

(344 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Μύκονος; Mýkonos). Island in the  Cyclades (Plin. HN 4,66) with an area of 88 km2, barren, rocky, poor in water, hilly, but without very high mountains (the highest elevation amounts to just 390 m). The earliest settlement was in the late Neolithic (beginning of the 3rd millennium BC; Bay of Panormos in the north). An early Cycladic settlement (after 2600 BC) was on the peninsula of Anavolousa in the southwest. There were two urban centres on M. (Skyl. 58; cf. Syll.3 1024): near Palaiokastro to the southeast of the Bay of Panormos (from the middle of the B…

Arethusa

(416 words)

Author(s): Strauch, Daniel (Berlin) | Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) | Funke, Peter (Münster) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Et al.
(Ἀρέθουσα; Aréthousa). Frequent name for springs. [German version] [1] Spring on Homer's Ithaca Spring on Homer's  Ithaca, where the swine of  Eumaeus graze (Hom. Od. 13,408; Plut. Mor. 776 E; Steph. Byz. s. v. A.). To identify A. with the spring of Perapigadi on the modern Ithaka, 5 km south-east of Vathy, is speculative. Strauch, Daniel (Berlin) Bibliography A. Heubeck, A commentary on Homer's Odyssey, 1992, 189 f. A. J. Wace, F. H. Stubbings, A companion to Homer, 1963, 414-416. [German version] [2] Name for the main spring of Chalkis on Euboia The name handed down by numerou…

Rhaucus

(146 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Crete (Ῥαῦκος; Rhaûkos). Town in central Crete, c. 15 km southwest of Heracleum [1], present-day Agios Myron (named after a 3rd cent. bishop of R.), with Minoan remains in the surrounding area. The acropolis had been inhabited since the Late Mycenaean Period. At the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC, R. formed an alliance with Gortyn (Pol. 22,15,1) and in 166 BC it was the object of a combined military operation by Gortyn and Knossos (Pol. 31,1) [1. no. 4…

Drerus

(228 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Dark Ages | Crete | Apollo (Δρῆρος; Drêros). Town in north-east Crete in a mountainous position, with a double acropolis, from which there is a view of the Gulf of Mirabello, modern Hagios Antonios near Neapolis. Already populated in the Minoan period, D. reached its peak between the 8th and 6th cents. BC. The Temple of Apollo Delphinios from the mid 8th cent. BC, combining Minoan and Doric elements (with cult images of Apollo, Leto and Artemis) [1], …

Methymna

(468 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Byzantium | Peloponnesian War | Persian Wars | Delian League | Athenian League (Second) (Μήθυμνα; Mḗthymna). City on the north coast of the island of Lesbos, formerly Molivos, today again officially M., on a hill jutting into the sea. M. was one of the five póleis of Lesbos (Hdt. 1,151; Strab. 13,2,2) with a considerable amount of territory after the subjugation of Arisbe ( c. 600 BC). The ancient history of M. was dominated by continual rivalry with Mytilene. M. was involved in the founding of Assus in Asia Minor (Strab.…

Deportation

(1,262 words)

Author(s): Frahm, Eckart (Heidelberg) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] I. Ancient Orient and Egypt Forcible deportations of combatants and civilians during wars were common practice (though on varying scales) in many periods of the history of the Ancient Orient and Egypt. Deportations had a dual purpose: they made possible the creation of an unfree and, therefore, easily exploited labour force, and they were a convenient means of lastingly weakening the military and economic potential of defeated tribes, cities and states. In Mesopotamia deportations appear to have been a source of unfree labour as early as the late 4th…

Naxos

(1,805 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Falco, Giulia (Athens)
[German version] [1] Island and city in the Cyclades This item can be found on the following maps: Ionic | Marble | Peloponnesian War | Persian Wars | Delian League | Athenian League (Second) | Aegean Koine (Νάξος, Náxos, Latin Naxus). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) [German version] A. Geography City and island of the same name, the latter, with an area of just 420 km2, the largest of the Cyclades. A significant topographical  characteristic is a chain of mountains dividing the island from north to south (highest peak the Zia at 1004 m, also the highest poi…

Eunostidae

(207 words)

Author(s): Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Pappalardo, Umberto (Naples)
(Εὐνοστίδαι; Eunostídai). [German version] [1] Attic deme (?) of the phyle Ptolemais Attic deme (?) of the phyle Ptolemais, first attested to in 201/0 BC (IG II2 2362), cf. the inscriptions of 108/7 BC (IG II2 1036 l. 37; [1. 159; 2]). In AD 154/5 (IG II2 2067) and AD 173/4 (IG II 2 2103) ephebes of the phyle Ptolemais from Εὐν and Εὐ, respectively, are mentioned. Position unknown. Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) Bibliography 1 C. A. Hutton, The Greek Inscriptions at Petworth House, in: ABSA 21, 1914/16, 155-165 2 Traill, Attica 90, 114 No. 12. [German version] [2] Phratry in Naples Phratry in Naple…

Pedies

(64 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Πεδιῆς; Pediês). Deme of Lindos on Rhodes, possibly on the coastal plain to the north of Lindos [1. 747]. It had its own tribute payment in the Delian League (between 2000 drachmas and 1 talent: ATL 1, 370f.). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 F.Hiller von Gärtringen, s.v. Rhodos, RE Suppl. 5, 731-840. Id., Die Demen der rhodischen Städte, in: MDAI(A) 42, 1917, 171-184.

Caeratus

(45 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Καίρατος; Kaíratos). River on Crete. On its western bank lies  Cnossus, occasionally also referred to as C. (Str. 10,4,8; Callim. H. 3,44; Eust. in Dionys. Per. 498). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography M. S. F. Hood, D. Smyth, Archaeological Survey of the Knossos Area, 21981.

Hierapolis

(374 words)

Author(s): Drew-Bear, Thomas (Lyon) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
(Ἱεράπολις; Hierápolis). [German version] [1] Important town in south-west Phrygia This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Christianity | Natural catastrophes | Oracles | Pergamum Important town in south-west Phrygia (as opposed to the town of same name in the ‘Pentapolis’ of central Phrygia) at the edge of the Lycus valley on the road in the Hermus valley from Sardis to Apamea, famous for its thermal springs whose water leaves white limestone terraces when evaporating; they gave the place its modern name Pa…

Ager Teuranus

(67 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] Area in Bruttium. The only reference was found on an epigraphical copy of the Senatus Consultum deBacchanalibus from 186 BC, containing instructions for the local administration (CIL I2 581,30 in agro Teurano; cf. ILLRP 2, 511). Judging by where the bronze tablet was found (Tiriolo), the Ager Teuranus should be localized in the vicinity thereof.  Bacchanalia Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 945.

Ialysus

(372 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Dark Ages | Mycenaean culture and archaeology | Persian Wars | Delian League (Ἰάλυσος; Iálysos). City on the north coast of the island of Rhodes; with  Lindus and  Camirus one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes. Situated c. 15 km south-west of Rhodes city, on the western slope of the 267 m-high mountain Filerimos (ancient name Achaía, Diod. Sic. 5,57,6; Ath. 8,360e), which functions as the acropolis of I. Settlement and necropolis from the Mycenaean period at the present-day village of Trianda. …

Matalum

(88 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Μάταλον; Mátalon). Town on the Southern coast of Crete (Strab. 10,4,11; Stadiasmus maris magni 323), originally the harbour for Phaestus (Pol. 4,55,6), later for Gortyn; now called Matala. According to one myth, this is where Zeus made landfall after abducting Europa. Only a few classical remains from the Roman period. Some early Christian cliff graves on the northern side of the bay, now partly below sea-level. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography H. Buhmann, s.v. Matala, in: Lauffer, Griechenland, 410 I. F. Sanders, Roman Crete, 1982, 161.

Gallinaria

(128 words)

Author(s): Pera, Rossella (Genoa) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] [1] Island in the Ligurian Sea (modern Gallinara). Small uninhabited island in the Ligurian Sea (Varro, Rust. 3,9); place of refuge for St. Martinus and Hilarius (Sulp. Sev. Sanctus Martinus 6,5; Sozom. Hist. eccl. 3,14; Ven. Fort. Sanctus Hilarius 35). Archaeological finds in the sea off the coast. Pera, Rossella (Genoa) Bibliography G. Forni (ed.), Fontes Ligurum et Liguriae Antiquae (Atti della Società ligure di storia patria 16), 1976 G. Spadea, Archeologia Subacquea in Liguria, in: Bollettino di Archeologia Subacquea 2-3, 1995/6, 103. [German version] [2] W…

Aletrium

(64 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] City in the area of the  Hernici (Plin. HN 3,63), today Alatri. Like Ferentinum and Verulae, A. did not participate in 307-306 BC in the war of the Hernici against Rome (Liv. 9,42,11) and was therefore rewarded like them with autonomy and   conubium (Liv. 9,43,23). A few structural ruins, i.a. an aqueduct and wall. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 654.

Ager Falernus

(55 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] Region in northern  Campania (Plin. HN 14,62) between Mons Masicus and Volturnus, known particularly for its wines (Plin. HN 23,24). From 340 BC under Roman control (land distribution to Roman settlers: Liv. 8,11,13 f. 12,12). Pillaged by Carthaginians in the war against Hannibal (Liv. 22,13,9). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 689 f.

Sahara

(364 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (from Arabic ṣaḥrā, 'desert'; cf. Hdt. 2,32: τὰ ἐρῆμα τῆς Λιβύης/ tà erêma tês Libýēs, 'the desert region of Libya'; Mela 1,50: deserta Africae). The indigenous people today call only individual parts of the S. by their own name. The largest desert on earth, situated in North Africa, with an expanse from the Atlantic in the west to the Red Sea in the east ( c. 6000 km; c. 8 million km2). The S. underwent several cyclical climatic changes (Climate) in prehistoric times that shaped the vegetation and the natural profile; the last of these changes in…

Minoa

(355 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen)
(Μινώα/ Minṓa). [German version] [1] Region on the west coast of the Argolic Gulf According to Ptol. 3,14,32 a harbour, according to Str. 8,6,1 a phroûrion (‘fortification’), according to Paus. 3,23,11 foothills on the west coast of the Argolic Gulf, the modern island of Monemvasia with medieval and modern fortifications. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Bibliography M.D. and R. Higgins, A Geological Companion to Greece and the Aegean, 1996, 55f.  A.J.B. Wace, F.W. Hasluck, South-Eastern Laconia, in: ABSA 14, 1907-1908, 176ff.  H. Waterhouse, R.Hope Simpson, Pre-Historic Laconia 2, in:…

Camara [II]

(116 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
(Καμάρα; Kamára). [German version] [1] Harbour settlement in eastern Crete Harbour settlement in eastern Crete, originally Lato (Λατὼ πρὸς or ἐπὶ Καμάραι, Ptol. 3,17,5; Hierocles, Synekdemos 650,1), modern Agios Nikolaos. Close political links with  Lato [1. no. 72, p. 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. [German version] [2] Empórion on India's south-eastern coast According to Peripl. M. Rubr. 60, an   empórion

Metulum

(55 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] Main settlement of the Illyrian Iapodes, now Cakovac near Ogulin (in modern Croatia). It was destroyed in 35 BC by the future Augustus (App. Ill. 19-21; Cass. Dio 49,35,2-4). In the Roman period, M. had the status of a municipium (CIL III 10060). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography J. J. Wilkes, Dalmatia, 1969.

Landscape (Scenery)

(670 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] From a historio-geographical perspective, the term landscape carries several basic implications and connotations. Generally speaking, it can designate a space where historically relevant events have taken place. It is then attributed the quality of a historical source, to be interpreted in a variety of ways. Of further interest is the reciprocal relationship between man and landscape in terms such as: how did man perceive, design, and change the landscape? And how, on the other ha…

Pyrrha

(494 words)

Author(s): Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum)
(Πύρρα/ Pýrrha). [German version] [1] Daughter of Epimetheus In Greek mythology daughter of Epimetheus (brother of Prometheus) and Pandora and wife of  Deucalion. She and her husband were the only people to survive the flood sent over the earth by Zeus to punish the people of the Bronze Age; on the advice of Prometheus they built a boat on which they sailed around for nine days and nine nights. Deucalion and P. created a new race of people (Pind. Ol. 9,43-56; Ov. Met. 1,318-415), by - on the instruction…

Olous

(223 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Dark Ages | Crete (Ὀλοῦς; Oloûs). Dorian port on the northern coast of Crete, on the western part of the bay of Mirabello on the isthmus of the Spinalonga peninsula, modern Elounda. But for a basilica with splendid mosaics from the 5th cent. AD, the remains of O. are under water. In the Hellenistic period, a considerable prosperity developed in O., due not least to its double harbour, with correspondingly growing political significance. The history …

Ad Flexum

(116 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence)
[German version] [1] Roman road station Roman road station (  statio ) between  Brixia and  Beneventum (It. Burd. 558,9). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 981. [German version] [2] Statio, San Pietro in Fine   Statio , named after the curve in the via Latina between  Casinum and  Venafrum, at the 96th milestone near Ad Flexum (CIL X 6901); today San Pietro in Fine (Caserta). Strategically significant, dominated by walls in a polygonal pattern near San Eustachio and Marena-Falascosa, in opus quadratum and incertum near Muraglie Abbandonate. Uggeri, Giovanni (Flo…

Sam(m)onium

(133 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Greek: Σαμ(μ)ώνιον/ Sam(m)ṓnion). Promontory on the northeastern tip of Crete, modern Kavo Sidero. Strong winds often prevented seafarers from rounding the cape. S. served ancient authors as a fixed point of reference for geographical information and the communication of distances between the islands of the Aegean Sea (cf. Str. 2,4,3; 10,3,20; 10,4,2 f.; 10,4,5; 10,4,12; 10,5,18; Dionys. Per. 110; Mela 2,112; Plin. HN 4,58; 60 f.; 71: promunturium Samonium; Ptol. 3,17,5; Stadiasmus maris magni 318 f.; 355; Acts 27:7: Σαλμώνη/ Salmṓnē in connection with the…

Antissa

(108 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Delian League | Athenian League (Second) (Ἄντισσα; Ántissa). Harbour town in the north-west of  Lesbos, c. 9 km north-east of the modern Antissa, settled from the 14th cent. BC. A. was a member of the  Delian League, and participated in the secession of Lesbian towns on the initiative of  Mytilene (Thuc. 3,18. 28). It was a member of the Second Athenian Confederacy. In 167 BC, it was destroyed by the Romans, and its population resettled in  Methymna (Liv. 45,31,14; Plin. HN 5,139). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography R. …

Galaesus

(71 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[German version] River, also known as Eurotas (Pol. 8,35,8), 40 stades (Pol. loc. cit.) or 5 miles (Liv. 25,11,8) from Tarentum. In 212 BC, Hannibal built a camp on its banks. Mentioned in Virgil (Georg. 4,12,6), Horace (Carm. 2,6,10), and Propertius (2,34,67). Its water is praised as particularly suited for the washing of wool (Mart. 2,43,3; 4,28,3; 5,37,2; 8,28,3; 12,63,6; Stat. Silv. 3,3,93). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 870.

Ager Teuranus

(63 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Gebiet in Bruttium. Einzige Erwähnung auf einer inschr. Kopie des Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus von 186 v. Chr. mit Anweisungen an die Lokalbehörde (CIL I2 581,30 in agro Teurano; vgl. ILLRP 2, 511). Nach dem FO der Bronzetafel (Tiriolo) ist die Landschaft A. T. in der Umgebung dieses Ortes zu lokalisieren. Bacchanalia Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 945.

Chalke

(44 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Χάλκη). Insel vor der Nordküste von Rhodos (29 km2). Die Polis Ch. (Reste von Akropolis, Apollontempel, Nekropole) gehörte zum rhodischen Kamiros. Im 5. Jh.v.Chr. Mitglied des Attisch-Delischen Seebundes. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography P.M.Fraser, G.E. Bean, The Rhodian Peraea and Islands, 1954, 144f.

Elyros

(143 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kreta (Ἔλυρος). Ausgedehnte Stadt im SW von Kreta (Steph. Byz. s.v. E.) bei Rodovani östl. von Kandans. Arch. Befund: Wenige Ruinen aus röm. Zeit (Stadtmauer, Theater, Aquädukt). Der Hafen von E. war Syia (Steph. Byz. s.v.). E. gehörte evtl. zum Koinon der westkret. Oreioi, die wohl zw. 280 und 250 v.Chr. einen Vertrag mit Magas von Kyrene schlossen [1. 1; 2. 468] und war 183 v.Chr. Partner im Bündnis der 31 kret. Städte mit Eumenes II. (Syll.3 627,7). Stiftung einer brn. Ziege in Delphoi (Paus. 10,16,5). E. wa…

Pedies

(56 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Πεδιῆς). Demos von Lindos auf Rhodos, mit eigener Tributleistung im Attisch-Delischen Seebund (zw. 2000 Drachmen und 1 Talent: ATL 1, 370f.), evtl. in der Küstenebene nördl. von Lindos [1. 747]. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 F.Hiller von Gärtringen, s.v. Rhodos, RE Suppl. 5, 731-840. Ders., Die Demen der rhod. Städte, in: MDAI(A) 42, 1917, 171-184.

Amyklai

(374 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
(Ἀμύκλαι). [English version] [1] Vorgriech. Siedlung Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Ägäische Koine | Dunkle Jahrhunderte | Sparta Vorgriech. Siedlung auf und an den Hügeln mit der Kapelle der Hg. Kyriaki seit frühhelladischer bis in die Kaiserzeit (Paus. 3,18,6-19,6; IG V 1, 515), ca. 5 km südl. von Sparta beim h. Tsausi. In histor. Zeit ὠβή ( obe) von Sparta mit eigenen Ephoren und sonstigen Beamten (vgl. Syll.3 932). Das Gebiet scheint seine größte Blüte im 7. /6. Jh. v. Chr. gehabt zu haben. Seit spätmyk. Zeit Heiligtum des Hyakinthos. Mit der spartanischen E…

Ampelos

(232 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) | Graf, Fritz (Princeton)
(Ἄμπελος). [English version] [1] Kap an der Südostküste von Kreta Kap an der Südostküste von Kreta (Ptol. 3,17,4), nach Plin. nat. 4,59 auch eine der oppida insignia. Die Stadt ist nahe beim h. Xerokampos zu lokalisieren. Gräber und Keramik (u. a. rhodischer Provenienz) aus hell.-röm. Zeit. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography C. Bursian, Geogr. von Griechenland 2, 1972, 577 f.  I. F. Sanders, Roman Crete, 1982, 137. [English version] [2] Kap an der Südwestspitze der Insel Samos Kap an der Südwestspitze der Insel Samos (Strab. 14,1,15; Ptol. 5,2,30; Steph. Byz. s…

Naxos

(1,572 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Falco, Giulia (Athen) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] [1] Kykladeninsel und gleichnamige Stadt Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Ägäische Koine | Attisch-Delischer Seebund | Attischer Seebund | Ionisch | Marmor | Peloponnesischer Krieg | Perserkriege (Νάξος, lat. Naxus). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) [English version] A. Geographie Stadt und gleichnamige Insel, letztere mit einer Fläche von knapp 420 km2 die größte der Kyklades. Prägnantes top. Merkmal ist eine Bergkette, die die Insel von Norden nach Süden durchzieht (höchster Gipfel der Zia mit 1004 m, zugleich di…

Castrum

(245 words)

Author(s): Uggeri, Giovanni (Florenz) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] [1] C. Inui Ortschaft der Rutuli (Sil. 8,359) im Zentrum von Latium, gegr. von den Königen von Alba Longa (Verg. Aen. 6,775). In archa. Zeit aufgegeben, oft verwechselt mit C. Novum in Etruria (Rut. Nam. 1,227). Uggeri, Giovanni (Florenz) Bibliography A. Nibby, Analisi storico-topografica-antiquaria della Carta de' Dintorni di Roma 1, 1848, 440  Nissen 2, 579  O. Toti, 1984. [English version] [2] C. Novum Gründung an der Südküste von Etruria Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Bundesgenossensystem | Coloniae | Coloniae | Tribus | Umbri, Umbria Röm. Grü…

Lindos

(721 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Achaimenidai | Attisch-Delischer Seebund | Bildung | Dunkle Jahrhunderte | Mykenische Kultur und Archäologie | Perserkriege | Theater (Λίνδος). [English version] A. Topographie Stadt an der Ostküste von Rhodos in exponierter top. Lage mit einer steil aus dem Meer aufsteigenden Akropolis (116 m) und einem natürlichen Doppelhafen. Das Territorium von L. erstreckte sich über mehr als die Hälfte der Insel; L. verfügte über Festlandsbesitz in Kleinasien (Physkos). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) [English version] B. Geschichte Zusam…

Phalasarna

(270 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kreta (τὰ Φαλάσαρνα). Hafenstadt im NW von Kreta (Strab. 10,4,2; Plin. nat. 4,59) mit top. markanter, steiler Akropolis, h. Koutri. Histor. Nachrichten beginnen mit einem Bündnisvertrag mit der Nachbarpolis Polyrrhenia auf Vermittlung von Sparta Anf. des 3. Jh.v.Chr. [1. Nr. 1, p. 179-181]. 184 v.Chr. erhielt Ph. auf Betreiben der Römer von Kydonia die zuvor verlorene Autonomie zurück (Pol. 22,15). 172 v.Chr. stellte Ph. zusammen mit Knoso…

Lappa

(149 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Kreta | Makedonia, Makedones | Pompeius (Λάππα). Stadt in Westkreta (Strab. 10,4,3) beim h. Dorf Argyropolis. 220 v.Chr. in die innerkret. Auseinandersetzungen des Lyttischen Krieges involviert (Pol. 4,53-55). Um 200 v.Chr. schloß L. ein Bündnis mit Gortyn, das die Vormachtstellung des östl. Nachbarn dokumentiert [1. Nr. 31, p. 265-267]. 183 v.Chr. gehörte L. zu den 30 kret. Städten, die sich mit Eumenes II. zu einer Koalition vereinigten [2. 1…

Aletrium

(60 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Stadt im Gebiet der Hernici (Plin. nat. 3,63), h. Alatri. Wie Ferentinum und Verulae beteiligte sich A. 307/06 v. Chr. nicht an dem Krieg der Hernici gegen Rom (Liv. 9,42,11) und wurde deshalb wie diese mit Autonomie und conubium belohnt (Liv. 9,43,23). Wenige bauliche Überreste, u. a. Aquädukt und Mauer. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 654.

Kos

(1,089 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Ägäische Koine | Ägäische Koine | Attisch-Delischer Seebund | Attischer Seebund | Bildung | Naturkatastrophen | Pompeius | Theater (Κῶς, lat. Cos). [English version] I. Geographie und Besiedlung Insel in der östl. Ägäis, vor der SW-Küste Kleinasiens, die zweitgrößte der dor. Inseln (298 km2). Einer fruchtbaren Ebene im Norden steht ein karges und wenig besiedeltes Bergland im Süden (höchste Erhebung der Oromedon, 850 m; im SW der Latra, 425 m) gegenüber. In neolith. Zeit (Funde in einer Höhle beim h. Dorf Kephalos) wurde…

Gallinaria

(123 words)

Author(s): Pera, Rossella (Genua) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] [1] Insel im Ligurischen Meer (h. Gallinara). Kleine unbewohnte Insel im Ligurischen Meer (Varro rust. 3,9); Zufluchtsort der Hl. Martinus und Hilarius (Sulp. Sev. Sanctus Martinus 6,5; Soz. 3,14; Ven. Fort. Sanctus Hilarius 35). In der See vor der Küste arch. Funde. Pera, Rossella (Genua) Bibliography G. Forni (Hrsg.), Fontes Ligurum et Liguriae Antiquae (Atti della Società ligure di storia patria 16), 1976 G. Spadea, Archeologia Subacquea in Liguria, in: Bollettino di Archeologia Subacquea 2-3, 1995/6, 103. [English version] [2] Waldgebiet in Campania Waldgeb…

Mochlos

(113 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Μόχλος). Kleine Insel an der NO-Küste von Kreta im SO des Golfs von Mirabello. Die Insel war wohl in der Ant. durch einen Isthmos mit dem Festland verbunden. Reiche Funde aus minoischen Nekropolen dokumentieren erheblichen Wohlstand. Bed. hatte M. auch in röm. (Reste von Mauern und Türmen) und byz. Zeit. Auf der Festlandseite befinden sich unter der Wasseroberfläche röm. Fischbehälter. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography H. Beister, s.v. M., in: Lauffer, Griechenland, 439  J.W. Myers u.a., Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete, 1992, 186-193  I.F. Sanders, Roma…

Gnathia

(81 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (auch Egnatia, Ignatia). Peuketische Hafenstadt in Apulia zw. Barium und Brundisium (Strab. 6,3,7; Ptol. 3,1,15; in Sallentino oppido G., Plin. nat. 2,240) an der via Minucia (Tab. Peut. 6,5). Station auf der Reise des Horatius nach Brundisium, der sich sat. 1,5,97-100 über angebliche Weihrauch-Wunder mokiert (vgl. Plin. l.c.). Ruinen beim h. Torre d'Egnazia (Mauer zur Landseite, Nekropolen, Basiliken). Spuren oriental. Kulte (ILS 4178: sacerdos Matris Magnae et Suriae deae et sacrorum Isidis). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen, 860.

Dikte

(104 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Δίκτη). Gebirge auf Kreta, nicht eindeutig zu identifizieren. Wie vor allem Strab. 10,4,12 zeigt, hielt man in der Ant. nicht das h. als D. bezeichnete Lassithi-Gebirge, sondern den Bergzug Modi (539 m) an der Ostspitze von Kreta für D. und somit für die Geburtsstätte des Zeus (vgl. Dion. Hal. ant. 2,61; Diod. 5,70,6; Athen. 9,375f.). Bei der min. Stadt Palaikastro befand sich eine Kultstätte des Zeus von D. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography P. Faure, Nouvelles recherches de spéléologie et de topographie crétoises, in: BCH 84, 1960, 189-220  E. Meyer, s.v…

Mykonos

(281 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Μύκονος). Insel der Kyklades (Plin. nat. 4,66) mit einer Fläche von 88 km2, karg, felsig, wasserarm, hügelig, jedoch ohne größere Berge (die höchste Erhebung beträgt knapp 390 m). Erste Besiedlung erfolgte in spätneolithischer Zeit (Anf. 3. Jt.v.Chr.; Panormos-Bucht im Norden). Eine frühkykladische Siedlung (nach 2600 v.Chr.) befindet sich auf der Halbinsel Anavolousa im SW. Auf M. gab es zwei städtische Zentren (Skyl. 58; vgl. Syll.3 1024): bei Palaiokastro südöstl. der Panormos-Bucht (seit der mittleren Brz.) und an der Stelle der h. In…

Aecae

(76 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Coloniae Stadt in Apulia an der via Traiana (Tab. Peut. 6,3), h. Troia. Im 2. Pun. Krieg zeitweilig auf Seiten Hannibals, 214 v. Chr. von Rom zurückgewonnen (Liv. 24,20,5). In der späteren Kaiserzeit colonia Augusta Apula Aecae. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 844  L. Vendola, Su alcune iscrizioni latine di Aecae (Troia), in: Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia di Bari 27/28, 1984/85, 23-39.

Ager Pomptinus

(473 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Landschaft in Latium zw. dem mons Albanus und der Küste des mare Tyrrhenum. Der Name ist abgeleitet von der Stadt Pometia (Cic. rep. 2,44; Liv. 2,16,8; 17,5 f.; 25,6; Dion. Hal. ant. 4,50; 6,29), deren Lokalisierung nicht möglich ist. Wohl gegen E. des 6. Jhs. v. Chr. kam der A. in den Besitz der benachbarten Volsci. Rom reagierte darauf mit der angeblich bereits 492 v. Chr. erfolgten Gründung der Kolonie Norba (Liv. 2,34,6; Dion. Hal. ant. 7,13) am Hang der Monti Lepini [1]. Mit Zurückdräng…

Larisa

(1,854 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster) | Et al.
(Λάρισα; Λάρισσα). Name zahlreicher Orte Griechenlands und Kleinasiens, vgl. Steph. Byz. s.v. Λ. [English version] [1] Burgberg von Argos Der 289 m hohe Burgberg von Argos mit myk. Resten (nicht genau identifiziert) [1]. Der Tempel des Zeus Larisaios und der Athena Polias unter der großen venezianischen Burg ist ausgegraben. Belege: Strab. 8,6,7; Paus. 2,24,1; 3f.; Steph. Byz. s.v. Λάρισαι πόλεις. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Bibliography 1 N. Vassilatos, Larissa. The Acropolis of Argos, 1994. [English version] [2] Stadt der Achaia Phthiotis Bed. Stadt der Achaia Phthiotis am Süd…

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…

Lethaios

(119 words)

Author(s): Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg)
(Ληθαῖος). [English version] [1] Nebenfluß des Peneios Linker Nebenfluß des Peneios in NW-Thessalia, fließt durch Trikka (Paus. 14,139), h. Trikkalinos. Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) Bibliography F. Stählin, Das hellenische Thessalien, 1924, 121. [English version] [2] Fluß im Süden von Kreta Fluß im Süden von Kreta, der Gortyn in Nord-Süd-Richtung durchfließt (Strab. 10,4,11), h. Mitropolianos. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) [English version] [3] Zufluß des Maiandros Rechter Zufluß des Maiandros (Flußgott: Mz. von Magnesia), entspringt auf dem Paktyes bei …

Kairatos

(45 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Καίρατος). Fluß auf Kreta. An seinem westl. Ufer liegt Knosos, gelegentlich auch mit dem Namen K. versehen (Strab. 10,4,8; Kall. h. 3,44; Eust. in Dion. Per. 498). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography M.S.F. Hood, D. Smyth, Archaeological Survey of the Knossos Area, 21981.

Olus

(205 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Dunkle Jahrhunderte | Kreta (Ὀλοῦς). Dor. Hafenstadt an der Nordküste von Kreta, am westl. Teil des Golfes von Mirabello auf dem Isthmos der Halbinsel Spinalonga, h. Elunda. Bis auf eine Basilika mit prächtigen Mosaiken aus dem 5. Jh. n.Chr. liegen die Reste von O. unter Wasser. In hell. Zeit entwickelte sich in O. nicht zuletzt dank seines Doppelhafens ein beachtlicher Wohlstand, der mit wachsender polit. Bed. korrespondierte. Die Gesch. von…

Ad Flexum

(116 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Uggeri, Giovanni (Florenz)
[English version] [1] Röm. Straßenstation Röm. Straßenstation ( statio ) zw. Brixia und Beneventum (Itin. Burdig. 558,9). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 981. [English version] [2] Statio, h. San Pietro in Fine Statio , benannt nach der Kurve welche die via Latina zw. Casinum und Venafrum am 96. Meilenstein bei A. machte (CIL X 6901), h. San Pietro in Fine (Caserta). Strategisch bedeutend, beherrscht von Mauern in Polygonalmauerwerk bei San Eustachio und Marena-Falascosa, in opus quadratum und incertum bei Muraglie Abbandonate. Uggeri, Giovanni (Florenz) Bib…

Kydonia

(319 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Achaimenidai | Ägäische Koine | Ägäische Koine | Ägäische Koine | Getreidehandel, Getreideimport | Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Kreta | Makedonia, Makedones | Mykenische Kultur und Archäologie | Peloponnesischer Krieg | Perserkriege | Pompeius (Κυδωνία). Stadt im NW von Kreta, h. Chania, nach Strab. 10,4,7 die drittgrößte Stadt der Insel (vgl. Flor. 1,42,4). Ihre Gründung wird legendär zurückgeführt auf Minos und seinen Sohn Kydon (Diod. 5,78,2; Paus. 8,53,4). Die Stadt …

Augusta

(2,629 words)

Author(s): Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genua) | Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Walser, Gerold † (Basel) | Cresci Marrone, Giovanella (Turin) | Et al.
[English version] [1] Bagiennorum Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Theater Ligurische Stadt am Oberlauf des Tanaro, h. Bene Vagienna. Gegr. vor dem J. 5 v.Chr., regio IX (Plin. nat. 3,49; Ptol. 3,1,35), municipium (CIL V 7135) der tribus Camilia. Monumente: Reste von Forum, Basilica, Thermen, Theater, Amphitheater, Aquädukt. Gaggero, Gianfranco (Genua) Bibliography Fontes Ligurum et Liguriae antiquae, 1976, s.v.a. B.  Inscriptiones Italiae 9,1, 1948  G. Mennella, Cristianesimo e latifondi tra Augusta B. e Forum Vibi Caburrum, in: RAC 69, 1993, 205-222  A.T. Sar…

Manliana

(44 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Name zweier Straßenstationen in It.: an der Via Aemilia Scauri nahe Populonia (Tab. Peut. 4,2; Geogr. Rav. 4,32; Itin. Anton. 292,4) und an der Straße von Siena nach Chiusi (Tab. Peut. 4,4; Geogr. Rav. 4,36; Ptol. 3,1,49). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)

Herdoniae

(177 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Theater (auch Herdonia: Strab. 6,3,7; Sil. 8,567; App. Hann. 48; Ptol. 3,1,72; Herdonea: Liv. 25,21,1; 27,1,6). Stadt in Apulia ( regio II: Plin. nat. 3,105; CIL IX 689f.; 1156; Itin. Anton. 116,2), h. Ordona, an der via Minucia (Strab. 6,3,7; Plin. nat. 2,244), Ausgangspunkt der Straßen nach Beneventum, Aeclanum und Ausculum. Nach der Schlacht bei Cannae (216 v.Chr.) Übertritt auf die Seite Hannibals und bis 210 v.Chr. häufig in die Auseinandersetzungen des 2. Pun. Krieges …

Meteon

(68 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Μετεών). Ortschaft der illyr. Labeates in der Landschaft Labeatis (Pol. 29,3; Liv. 44,23,3; 32,3), in der Nähe des h. Podgorica (Montenegro). Polit. Bed. erlangte M. 168 v.Chr. als Treffpunkt des Pantauchos, eines Gesandten des maked. Königs Perseus, und des Illyrierfürsten Genthios (Pol. l.c.; Liv. l.c.). Erh. sind Türme der Stadtmauer des 3. Jh.v.Chr.; keine systematischen Ausgrabungen. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography J.J. Wilkes, Dalmatia, 1969, 26f., 166.

Alba Longa

(142 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Stadt in Latium am mons Albanus beim h. Castelgandolfo. Nach legendärer, um Verbindung Roms mit Troia bemühte Überlieferung gegr. von Aineias' [1] Sohn Ascanius (in der röm. Version auch Ilus, Verg. Aen. 1,267, bzw. Iullus, Cato HRR fr. 9). Eine frühe Vormachtstellung in Latium ist wahrscheinlich. Wohl bereits im 7. Jh. v. Chr. wurde A. L. vom etr. dominierten Rom eingemeindet. Die Tradition hat dies dem König Tullus Hostilius zugeschrieben (Liv. 1,29; Dion. Hal. ant. 3,31,3-6). Die Bevölkerung wurde nach Rom umgesiedelt, der mons Caelius (Roma) in das röm. Stad…

Oleros

(114 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ὤλερος). Ort in Ostkreta, von wo aus wohl im 4. Jh.v.Chr. der Großteil der Bevölkerung in die Neugründung Hierapytna übersiedelte. Danach war O. Kultzentrum der Athena Oleria [1]. Zu lokalisieren beim h. Meseleri. Keine ant. Reste. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 A. Chaniotis, Die Verträge zw. kret. Poleis in der hell. Zeit, 1996, Nr. 74,8. C. Bursian, Geogr. von Griechenland, Bd. 2, 1868, 579  H. van Effenterre, Die von den Grenzen der ostkret. Poleis eingeschlossenen Flächen als Ernährungsspielraum, in: E. Olshausen, H. Sonnabend (Hrsg.), Stu…

Aqua Ferentina

(79 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Quelle (auch ad caput Ferentinum, Liv. 2,38,1) in Latium, vermutlich an der Südseite des mons Albanus , im lucus Ferentinae (Liv. 1,50,1). Bis Mitte des 4. Jhs. v. Chr. Versammlungsort der Latini (Liv. 1,50,1; 2,38,1; 7,25,5; Dion. Hal. ant. 3,45; 51; 4,45; 5,61). Laut röm. Annalistik (Liv. 1,51,9) wurde hier, auf Veranlassung des Tarquinius Superbus, Turnus Herdonius ertränkt. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 558  A. Alföldi, Das frühe Rom und die Latiner, 1977, 34-36.

Oaxos

(167 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ὄαξος, Ἄξος). Bergstadt im nördl. Mittelkreta, an das Gebiet von Tylissos grenzend, ca. 30 km südl. von Heraklion, in jüngeren Quellen Axos (Steph. Byz. s.v. Ἄ.) genannt. O. lag an den nördl. Ausläufern des Ida-Gebirges, an einer steilen Akropolis mit wenigen arch. Überresten (Mauer). Bereits in spätminoischer Zeit besiedelt, entwickelte sich O. seit dem 8./7. Jh. v.Chr. zu einer bed., in ihrer Bausubstanz h. jedoch nur noch rudimentär erh. Stadt. Aus O. stammte Phronime, die Mu…

Imbrasos

(94 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ἴμβρασος). Fluß auf Samos (Plin. nat. 5,135), ant. auch als Parthenios (Strab. 10,2,17) bezeichnet, in der Nähe des Hera-Tempels, h. Imvrasos. Unter dem Lygosbaum (Keuschlammbaum) am Ufer des I. soll gemäß ant. Trad. Hera geboren worden sein (Paus. 7,4,4; Apoll. Rhod. 1,187), was Anlaß zu periodisch wiederkehrenden kult. Handlungen im Wasser des I. gab. Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography E. Buschor, I., in: MDAI(A) 68, 1953 (1956), 1-10  H.J. Kienast, Zum heiligen Baum der Hera auf Samos, in: MDAI(A) 106, 1991, 71-80  G. Shipley, A History of Samos 80…

Halisarna

(113 words)

Author(s): Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
(Ἁλίσαρνα). [English version] [1] Kleine Stadt im Grenzgebiet der Landschaften Mysia und Troas Kleine Stadt, Dynastensitz im Grenzgebiet der Landschaften Mysia und Troas. Bei Xenophon (hell. 3,1,6; an. 7,8,17) wird H. im Zusammenhang mit dem Spartanisch-Persischen Krieg 400-396 v.Chr. erwähnt. Der dort gen. Dynast Prokles ist Nachkomme des Anf. des 5. Jh. v.Chr. hierher verbannten Spartanerkönigs Damaratos, der H. neben Pergamon und Teuthrania von Dareios. I. geschenkt bekommen hatte (Paus. 3,7,8). Genaue Lage, weitere Gesch. unbekannt. Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster) Bibli…

Metulum

(47 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart)
[English version] Hauptort der illyr. Iapodes, h. Cakovac nahe Ogulin (im h. Kroatien). 35 v.Chr. durch den nachmaligen Augustus zerstört (App. Ill. 19-21; Cass. Dio 49,35,2-4). In röm. Zeit hatte M. den Status eines municipium (CIL III 10060). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) Bibliography J.J. Wilkes, Dalmatia, 1969.
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