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Naissus

(645 words)

Author(s): Burian, Jan (Prague) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: | Commerce | Moesi, Moesia | Pertinax | Pilgrimage [German version] I. Site; Roman period Municipium in Moesia Superior (or Dardania; Ναϊσσός/ Naïssos: Ptol. 3,4,9; Νάϊσ(σ)ος/ Náïs(s)os: Zos. 1,45,1; 3,11,1f.; Procop. Goth. 3,40,2; Ναϊσσούπολις/ Naïssoúpolis: Procop. Aed. 4,1,31; Naissus/ Naisus is the usual form in Latin sources; Naessus: Amm. Marc. 21,10,5), modern Niš in Serbia. Originally a Thracian settlement, which by the 1st cent. AD was evidently used by the Romans as an occasional base. Its indig…

Naupactus

(1,246 words)

Author(s): Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Aetolians, Aetolia | Achaeans, Achaea | Peloponnesian War (Ναύπακτος/ Naúpaktos, Latin Naupactus). [German version] I. Location Coastal town in West Locris (Locrians [1]), about 9 km from the strait of Rhion and Antirrhion, protected by a promontory of the Rhigani mountains (cf. Scyl. 35; Str. 9,4,7; 10,2,3; Plin. HN 4,6; Ptol. 3,14). The plains to the east and west of N. were very fertile but exhausted by olive and grain cultivation. The chṓra of Naupactus ( Naupaktía) included most of the coastal plain (Pol. 5,103,4) and ascended …

Amphissa

(444 words)

Author(s): Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Macedonia, Macedones (Ἄμφισσα; Ámphissa). Largest town of western  Locris (Paus. 10,38,4; Str. 9,3,4. 4,7 f.; from the Middle Ages called Salona, nowadays once again A.), located in the north of the fertile plain of  Crisa (Str. loc. cit.) c. 15 km north-west of  Delphi, where the road from western Locris joined that from Doris and Delphi. Both the desire of this wealthy agrarian town to expand into the Crisaean plain, and its key strategic position in central Greece are possible reasons for it…

Argos

(1,811 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Writing | Theatre | Doric Migration | Dark Ages | Grain Trade, Grain Import | Achaeans, Achaea | Apollo | Macedonia, Macedones | Macedonia, Macedones | Mycenaean culture and archaeology | Natural catastrophes | Oracles | Peloponnesian War | Athletes | Delian League | Aegean Koine | Education / Culture (Ἄργος; Árgos). I. Mythical characters [German version] [I 1] Son of Zeus and Niobe The son of Zeus and Niobe, brother of Pelasgus (Acusilaus FGrH 2 F 25), husband of Evadne, father of Epidaurus i.a. (Hes. fr. 247), or Pei…

Corinthus/Corinth

(2,211 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Caesar | Christianity | Coloniae | Doric Migration | Dark Ages | Grain Trade, Grain Import | Commerce | Achaeans, Achaea | Colonization | Macedonia, Macedones | Natural catastrophes | Peloponnesian War | Persian Wars | Rome | Aegean Koine | Education / Culture (Κόρινθος; Kórinthos, Corinthus, the modern Corinth). [German version] I. Position The city lies on the second and third terraces above the coastal plain (40-95 m above sea level), c. 2 km from the coast; its original location was presumably on a delta originating from the time c. …

Hormisdas

(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) …

Hydruntum

(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,…

Lamia

(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’…

Hadrianopolis

(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…

Larisa

(2,121 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster) | Et al.
(Λάρισα; Λάρισσα; Lárisa, Lárissa). Name of numerous locations in Greece and Asia Minor, cf. Steph. Byz. s.v. Λ. [German version] [1] Acropolis of Argos The 289-m high acropolis of Argos with Mycenaean remains (not precisely identified) [1]. The temple of Zeus Larisaios and Athena Polias under the large Venetian castle has been excavated. References: Str. 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. [German version] [2] City in Achaea Phthiotis Important city in Achaea Phthi…

Dyrrhachium

(529 words)

Author(s): Strauch, Daniel (Berlin) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Caesar | Wine | | Coloniae | Commerce | Colonization | Macedonia, Macedones | Natural catastrophes | Peloponnesian War | Persian Wars | Punic Wars | Rome | Delian League | Balkans, languages (Δυρράχιον; Dyrr[h]áchion, Dyrrhachium). [German version] I. Graeco-Roman period Harbour town on the Illyrian coast, the modern Durrës in Albania; founded on a peninsula by Corinth and Corcyra, probably in 626/625 BC, as the colony of Epidamnus (Eus. Chronicon 88f.; Thuc. 1,24-26; Scymn. 435-439). The name D. (c…

Alburnus maior

(227 words)

Author(s): Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] Roman mining settlement in  Dacia superior, today Roşia Montanăm, Rumania; centre of gold mining in the 2nd to 3rd cents. AD. A. was settled with Dalmatian and Greek miners soon after  Traianus had conquered Dacia. Inscriptions were found (CIL III 1260-1277; 7820-7831; AE 1990, 827-850; [1. 376-386, cf. 329-337; 2. 374-422]), artefacts especially from the mining area [3], for example the 25 wax tablets found between 1786 and 1854 (CIL III p. 913-958 from AD 139-167 [1. 386-415, cf. 336-347]) that refer i.a. to the dissolution of a   collegium funeraticium ( tabula cer…

Symmachian Forgeries

(188 words)

Author(s): Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] During the disputes within the Christian community between Laurentius and Symmachus over the office of Bishop of Rome, shortly after Easter in AD 501 among those around Symmachus, a group of five texts emerged which, based on invented examples from the past of the bishopric of Rome (Marcellinus [1], Silvester, Liberius [1], Xystus III), set out to establish the norm that nobody should judge the bishop of Rome. One of the texts, which tells of an alleged council of Silvester in Rome and also provides its canones ( Collectiones canonum ), was extended …

Clemens

(1,382 words)

Author(s): Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg) | Kienast, Dietmar (Neu-Esting) | Meyer, Doris (Strasbourg)
[German version] [1] of Rome 3rd bishop of Rome, 2nd cent. AD (?) Since  Irenaeus (Haer. 3,3,3) recorded as the third bishop of Rome in the list of Roman bishops although the Roman congregation was probably led by a college of presbyters and not a bishop alone in the late 1st cent. All information on C. comes from later centuries and documents the historical development of an image of C. but not the historical person. Dionysius of Corinth (Eus. HE, 4,23,11) considered C. the author of a letter of the Roman c…

Odessos

(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…

Ephesos

(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…

Philippoi

(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…

Buthroton

(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…

Hadrianopolis

(573 words)

Author(s): Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Belke, Klaus (Wien) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
(Ἁδριανόπολις). [English version] [1] Stadt in Paphlagonia Kaisareia (Καισάρεια). Stadt in Paphlagonia im Becken von Eskipazar (früher Viranşehir), nahe der Burg von Semail, dem Mittelpunkt der paphlagon. Landschaft Sanisene [2]. Diese wurde mit Potamia und Marmolitis 6/5 v.Chr. als regio attributa [1. 116ff.] ein Teil der paphlagon. eparchía der Prov. Galatia, der bald als pólis H. (urspr. Καισαρεῖς Προσειλημμενεῖται [1. Nr. 1]) organisiert wurde. Vor 305/6 n.Chr. wurde H. zur Prov. Paphlagonia, 384/387 zur Honorias ([1. Nr. 10], 6. Jh.) geschlag…

Dyrrhachion

(491 words)

Author(s): Strauch, Daniel (Berlin) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Attisch-Delischer Seebund | Balkanhalbinsel, Sprachen | Caesar | Coloniae | Handel | Kolonisation | Makedonia, Makedones | Naturkatastrophen | Peloponnesischer Krieg | Perserkriege | Punische Kriege | Roma | Wein | Straßen (Δυρράχιον, Dyrrhachium). [English version] I. Griechische und römische Zeit Hafenstadt an der illyr. Küste, h. Durrës in Albanien, von Korinth und Korkyra als Kolonie Epidamnos wohl 626/5 v.Chr. (Eus. chronicon 88f.) auf einer Halbinsel gegr. (Thuk. 1,24-26; Skymn. 435-439).…
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