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(550 words)

Author(s): Marek, Christian (Zürich) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Pontos Euxeinos | Caesar | Christianity | Xenophon | | Coloniae | Diadochi and Epigoni | Commerce | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Colonization | Pilgrimage | Pompeius | Patricius | Education / Culture (Σινώπη/ Sinṓpē). [German version] I. Location, Early History City on the southern coast of the Black Sea (Pontos Euxeinos) with an excellent harbour, present-day Sinop, founded in the 7th cent. BC on the eastern edge of the cape that reaches far into the sea (the northernmost cape of Anatoli…


(641 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
(Argives; Ἀργολίς, Ἀργεῖοι; Argolís, Argeîoi). By modern common practice collective name for the north-eastern region of the  Peloponnese, consisting of the Argive plains and its fringes and the mountainous Argolic Acte. In ancient times, too, the term A. was used in the modern sense, parallel with the more common form of the ethnic Ἀργεῖα ( Argeîa), which was mostly exclusively restricted to the territory of  Argos (Plut. Ages. 31). In its landscape and climate, the entire region is part of the arid zone of eastern Greece (πολυδίψιον Ἄργος: Hom. Il…


(510 words)

Author(s): Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] [1] (presumed) bishop of Rome 117-125 (Ξύστος/ Xýstos). In sixth place (as successor to an Alexander) in his list of sources of the Apostolic tradition ( traditio apostolica) in Rome, Iren. Adversus haereses 3,3 mentions a X., who may therefore have been considered the most important member of the Christian community in Rome in the first half of the 2nd cent. This list was later understood as a list of bishops and X. was placed as Sixtus I with a period in office from 117 to 125. Petrus [1] D Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) Bibliography E. Caspar, Geschichte des Papsttums,…

Collectiones canonum

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Author(s): Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] Collections of council decisions, later also papal letters of disciplinary content establishing normative standards (overview: [1]), which were quoted in lawsuits, councils and internal Church conflicts [3]. From the 4th cent. onwards, collectiones canonum [ c.c.] were created in various places, including a collectio of Greek council texts in Antioch, which in partially divergent translation exerted a decisive influence on the West [2]. Of the numerous Latin collectiones canonum of the 5th and 6th cents. from Africa, Gallia, Spain and Italy, the c…


(1,493 words)

Author(s): Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn) | Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Et al.
(Ἀπολλωνία; Apollōnía). [German version] [1] City in southern  Illyricum This item can be found on the following maps: | Colonization | Macedonia, Macedones | Persian Wars | Punic Wars | Delian League City in southern  Illyricum, in antiquity on the north bank of the Aous, c. 6 km from the sea, near modern Pojani (Albania). Founded by Corinthians at the beginning of the 6th cent. BC, with the participation of Corcyra (mythical oikist Gylax). Hdt. 9,93-95, Paus. 5,22,3 f. and inscriptions attest to the wealth of A. during the 5th cent. BC; …


(917 words)

Author(s): Funke, Peter (Münster) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Macedonia, Macedones | Oracles | Boeotia, Boeotians (Λεβάδεια, Λεπάδεια; Lebádeia, Lepádeia). Boeotian city on the south-west end of a bay in a plain which spreads out towards the north-east to the western shore of the former Lake Copais and which encroaches on the northern side of the Helicon [1]. L. lay immediately at the exit of a narrow rock canyon from which the river Hercyna emerges, which is fed by additional rich springs, some of them warm, nea…


(1,111 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Pontos Euxeinos | Byzantium | Christianity | | Coloniae | Commerce | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Asia Minor | Limes | Natural catastrophes | Pergamum | Pompeius | Patricius | Rome | Rome (Νικομήδεια/ Nikomḗdeia, Latin Nicomedia). [German version] I. From the foundation to the death of Nicomedes IV Town at the northeast end of the gulf of Astacus or N., modern İzmit or Kocaeli. Founded and named by Nicomedes [2] I in 264/3 BC as the capital of the Bithynian kingdom (Memnon FGrH 434 F 12; Arr. FGr…


(1,509 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
(Ἱππόλυτος; Hippólytos). [German version] [1] Son of Theseus and an Amazon Son of  Theseus and an Amazon ( Antiope [2] or  Hippolyte). His mythical-literary image was shaped essentially through the H. dramas by Sophocles ( Phaedra, lost) and esp. by Euripides, the lost earlier H. Kalyptómenos (‘The Veiled H.’) and the extant H. Stephanēphóros (‘The Garlanded H.’). The point of departure for both authors is his stepmother  Phaedra's love for H., which he rejects, whereupon Phaedra accuses him of sexually pursuing her. The enraged Theseus curses H.…


(847 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
(Modern Persian Hormizd, Arab. Hurmuz; Sassanids). [German version] [1] H. I. Son of Sapor I, Persian governor in Armenia, approx. AD 250 Lat. Odomastes (HA Tyr. Trig. 2,2). Son of  Sapor I, on whose order he invaded Armenia. He was in office there from c. AD 252 as Persian governor with the title of Great King and succeeded his father after his death (autumn 272) to the throne of Persia for c. one year. Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) [German version] [2] H. II. Nephew of H. [1], king of Persia AD 302-309 Nephew of [1], king of Persia AD 302-309 (Agathias 4,25,1). Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) …


(510 words)

Author(s): Lombardo, Mario (Lecce) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] I. Bronze Age until Imperial Period A harbour town on the Iapygian coast (supposed to have been founded by Cretans, Steph. Byz. s.v. Βίεννος), c. 70 km south of  Brundisium in the area between Adriatic and Ionian Sea (Liv. 36,21,5; Plin. HN 3,100; CIL X 1795; Ps.-Scyl. 14; 27; Str. 6,3,4), where the crossing to Greece is the shortest (Plin. HN 3,100f.; cf. Cic. Att. 15,21,3; but Luc. 5,375: avius Hydrus [1]), modern Otranto. H. played an important role in the Bronze (Mycenaean finds) [2; 3] and Iron Age (settlement remains of the 9th/8th cents. BC,…


(900 words)

Author(s): Johnston, Sarah Iles (Princeton) | Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] [1] Female spirit (Λάμια; Lámia). A female spirit who specialized in attacking children (Duris, FGrH 76 F 17; Diod. Sic. 20,41,3-5; Str. 1,2,8; [1. ch. 5]). In this function, L. was often confused with Gello, Mormo and the Strix. In later sources, L. also seduces and destroys attractive men (Philostr. VA 4,25; cf. Apul. Met. 1,17). Her name is etymologically related to laimós (‘maw’), which is an expression of her all-consuming hunger (cf. Hor. Ars P. 340; Hom. Od. 10,81-117 on Lamus, the king of the cannibalistic Laestrygones; lamía is also a designation for ‘shark’…


(637 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Belke, Klaus (Vienna) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
(Ἁδριανόπολις; Hadrianópolis). [German version] [1] City in Paphlagonia Caesarea (Καισάρεια; Kaisáreia). City in Paphlagonia in the basin of Eskipazar (formerly Viranşehir), close to the fortress of Semail, the centre of the Paphlagonian region of Sanisene [2]. In 6/5 BC this, together with Potamia and Marmolitis, became a regio attributa [1. 116ff.] of the Paphlagonian eparchía of the province of Galatia, which was soon organized as the pólis of H. (originally Καισαρεῖς Προσειλημμενεῖται [1. no. 1]). Before AD 305/6 H. was defeated and became the province of…


(672 words)

Author(s): Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Leisten, Thomas (Princeton)
This item can be found on the following maps: Sassanids | Syria | Christianity | Zenobia | | Coloniae | Commerce | Asia Minor | Limes | Pilgrimage | Pompeius | Rome (Ἔδεσσα; Édessa). [German version] [1] City in central Macedonia This item can be found on the following maps: | Macedonia, Macedones City in central Macedonia at the eastern entrance to the Kara-Burun pass from Lower to Upper Macedonia, today known as Edessa, formerly as Vodena. In previous times, E. was wrongly regarded as the old Macedonian royal seat of  Aegae [1]. E. was first men…


(726 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Pontos Euxeinos | Byzantium | Christianity | Diadochi and Epigoni | Hellenistic states | Colonization | Oracles | Peloponnesian War | Pergamum | Persian Wars | Pilgrimage | Pompeius | Delian League (Καλχηδών; Kalchēdṓn, also Chalkedon; Lat. Calchedon, Calcedon, Chalcedon). [German version] I. Prehistory to Roman Period Prehistorical settlement area on the south-eastern entrance into the  Bosporus (map); in c. 685 BC, the harbour town was founded as a Megarian colony; modern Kadıköy. Its territory extended along the e…


(586 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Apollon | Handel | Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Kolonisation | Moesi, Moesia | Schwarzmeergebiet | Thrakes, Thrake, Thraci | Straßen (Ὀδησσός). [English version] I. Entwicklung bis zum 3.Jh.n.Chr. Griech. Stadt an der Westküste des Pontos Euxeinos (Ptol. 3,10,8; 8,11,6), h. Varna (Bulgarien); milesische Gründung (Anf. 6. Jh.v.Chr.; Ps.-Skymn. 748-750; Plin. nat. 4,45; Kolonisation, mit Karte und Übersicht). Mitglied des Attisch-Delischen Seebundes (ATL 1, 116, 157, fr. 38 zu 425 v…


(2,443 words)

Author(s): Scherrer, Peter (Wien) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Höcker, Christoph (Kissing)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Ägäische Koine | Athleten | Attisch-Delischer Seebund | Bildung | Bodenschätze | Byzantion, Byzanz | Caesar | Christentum | Handel | Ḫattusa | Hellenistische Staatenwelt | Ionisch | Kleinasien | Kleinasien | Kleinasien | Limes | Marmor | Peloponnesischer Krieg | Pergamon | Perserkriege | Pilgerschaft | Pompeius | Roma | Roma | Schrift | Theater | Wein | Straßen I. Historische Entwicklung [English version] A. Lage Stadt (h. türk. Kreisstadt Selçuk) an der Mündung des Kaystros in das Aigaion Pelagos, 80 km südl. Izmir. Di…


(680 words)

Author(s): Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Bildung | Bodenschätze | Christentum | Coloniae | Makedonia, Makedones | Makedonia, Makedones | Naturkatastrophen | Theater (Φίλιπποι, lat. Philippi). [English version] I. Gründung, hellenistische und römische Zeit Stadt in Ost-Makedonia, von Philippos [4] II. um 355 v.Chr. an der Stelle von Krenides bzw. Daton (App. civ. 4,105) anläßlich der Eroberung des von Thrakes besiedelten Gebiets zw. Strymon und Nestos [1] gegr. An Ph. führte später die Via Egnatia vorbei. Die ant. Ruinenst…


(401 words)

Author(s): Strauch, Daniel (Berlin) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Bildung | Christentum | Coloniae | Makedonia, Makedones | Theater (Βουθρωτόν). [English version] A. Griechische und Römische Zeit Hafenstadt in Epeiros gegenüber Korkyra (Strab. 7,7,5), h. Butrint/Albanien. Myth. Gründung durch Helenos bezeugt (FGrH 274 fr. 1), frühe Besiedlung arch. (prähistor. und korinth. Keramik des 7.-5.Jh. [1]) und durch Hekat. (FGrH 1 fr. 106) bezeugt. Koloniegründung von Caesar veranlaßt, in röm. Zeit Reisestation [2. 690-694]. B. blieb in Spätan…


(577 words)

Author(s): Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Leisten, Thomas (Princeton)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Christentum | Coloniae | Handel | Kleinasien | Limes | Pilgerschaft | Pompeius | Roma | Sāsāniden | Syrien | Zenobia | Straßen (Ἔδεσσα). [English version] [1] Zentralmaked. Stadt Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Makedonia, Makedones | Straßen Zentralmaked. Stadt am östl. Eingang des Kara-Burun-Passes von Nieder- nach Obermaked., h. Edessa, ehedem Vodena. Zuvor sah man in E. fälschlich die alte maked. Residenzstadt Aigai [1]. Erstmals erwähnt zum J. 217 v.Chr. (Pol. 5,97), muß E…


(1,507 words)

Author(s): Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Falco, Giulia (Athen)
(Εὔβοια). [1] Griech. Insel [English version] I. Lage Die nach Kreta größte griech. Insel, die sich nahezu parallel zur Ostküste von Mittelgriechenland (Lokris, Boiotia und Attika) erstreckt. E. ist etwa 160 km lang, zw. 5,5 und 50 km breit und bedeckt eine Fläche von 3580 km2. Vom Festland ist E. durch eine Meeresstraße getrennt, die sich in der Mitte bis auf 40 m zu einem Kanal, dem Euripos [1], verengt. Seit dem 5. Jh. v.Chr. verbanden an dieser Stelle mehrere Brücken E. mit dem Festland. Die Ostküste ist wegen ihrer steilen Felsenri…
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