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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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Author(s): Geppert, Karin (Tübingen) | Weiß, Peter (Kiel)
(Ἴσινδα; Ísinda). [German version] [1] Central Lycian settlement near modern Belenli This item can be found on the following maps: Lycii, Lycia Central Lycian settlement near modern Belenli, Lycian name isñt. Polis identified by Steph. Byz. (s.v. Σινδία), which together with Simena and Apollonia was part of a sympolity around Aperlai. In the archaic and classical periods a dynastic seat with a walled acropolis. Three pillar tombs, one with reliefs (scenes of hunting, battle, music and wrestling) from the 2nd half of the 6th …


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Author(s): Geppert, Karin (Tübingen)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Ḫattusa | Lycii, Lycia (Πίναρα/ Pínara, Lycian pinale, pilleñni). City in Lycia to the east of the Cragus mountains on the western edge of the Xanthus valley (Strab. 14,3,5; Ptol. 5,3,3) at modern Minare. Identification is confirmed from inscriptions and coins. The earliest inscription (TAM 1, no. 45), c. the mid 4th cent. BC, identifies Xanthus as its founder (cf. Menecrates FGrH 769 F 1), although grave pillars indicate the existence of a settlement in the 5th or even 6th cent. BC.…


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Author(s): Geppert, Karin (Tübingen)
[German version] Etruscan deity, largely corresponding to the Greek Hermes and the Roman Mercurius. Equipped with a pétasos and herald's staff ( kērýkeion, Latin caduceus), later also winged shoes and a winged cap, and sometimes depicted with a beard. Role as a herald, companion of heroes and in the realm of the dead as T. Aitas (Etrusci [III C]; cf. Gr. Hermes Psychopompos 'conductor of souls'); not recorded as a deity of craftwork in Etruscan context. Depictions primarily on vases and mirrors from the 6th cent. BC to the 3rd. Earliest representation on …