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Saba, Sabaioi

(925 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[English version] Bei den Sabaioi (Σαβαῖοι; lat. Sabaei) handelt es sich um eine Völkerschaft in dem im SW der Arabischen Halbinsel, im Gebiet des heutigen Jemen, gelegenen ant. Land und Reich, das aus den einheimischen Inschr. als sb (Saba) bekannt ist. S. ist bereits in assyrischen Quellen bezeugt, wie etwa in den Annalen Tiglatpilesers III., dem die Sabaajja um 730 v. Chr. mit Geschenken huldigten, in den Annalen Sargons II., wo 715 der Sabäer Itamra als Tributbringer erwähnt wird, und in einer Inschr. Sanheribs, nach welcher 685 Karibili von S…

Leanitai

(109 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[English version] (Λεανῖται, Ptol. 6,7,18). Völkerschaft an der NO-Küste Arabiens zwischen Gerrha und dem Šaṭṭ al-Arab, nach welcher auch die L.ische Bucht (Λεανίτης κόλπος) benannt ist. Zum Gebiet der L. gehörten die Stadt Malláda (Variante Mallába; vielleicht Rās at-Tanāqīb oder Rās Munīfa), das Chersónēsos-Vorgebirge (wohl Rās al-Arḍ), der Hafen Itamós (wohl die h. Stadt Kuwait) und die Adáru pólis (wahrscheinlich gegenüber der Insel Qurain gelegen). Mit den Leanitae (Plin. nat. 6,156) am Leanitischen bzw. Aelanitischen Meerb…

Marsyaba

(127 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Dietrich, Albert (Göttingen)
[English version] (Μαρσύαβα, Var. Μαρσίαβα, Μαρσυαβαί Strab. 16,782). Stadt des Stammes der Rhammanitai (Ῥαμμανῖται) in Arabia Felix, welche dem Ilasaros (Ἰλασάρος) untertan war und die 24 v.Chr. vom röm. Heer sechs Tage erfolglos belagert wurde (Aelius [II 11] Gallus). Hierzu ist die zeitgenössische sabäische Inschr. Répertoire d'Épigraphie Sémitique 4085 zu vergleichen, nach welcher der Anführer des Stammes der Raimāniter für seinen Herrn Ilšaraḥ Bewässerungsanlagen errichtete. In den anderen Fe…

Nascos

(147 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[English version] Stadt in Arabia Felix (Amm. 23,6,47), die im Binnenland liegt ( Nascus, Plin. nat. 6,154). Identisch mit dem Našqum der altsüdarab. Inschr., welches mit der Ruinenstätte al-Baydā (16° 12′ N, 44° 29′ O) im jemenitischen Ǧawf zu identifizieren ist. Die Stadtmauer von N. bildete ein Oval von 1500 m Umfang. Zu Beginn des 7. Jh.v.Chr. wurde N. von Karibil Watar für Saba in Besitz genommen. Nach Strab. 16,782 nahm Aelius Gallus 24 v.Chr. die Stadt Aská (Ἀσκᾶ) ein, was auf die Bezeichnung der Einwohner als Aššūqān zurückgeht; Plin. nat. 6,160 zählt Nesca unter den von den…

Abraham

(566 words)

Author(s): Ego, Beate (Osnabrück) | Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[English version] [1] der biblische Ptr. Die biblische A.gestalt erfährt in Frühjudentum und rabbinischer Zeit unterschiedliche Deutungen. Den traditionell-frommen Kreisen gilt A. als der gesetzestreue Patriarch, der wegen der überzeitlichen Existenz des jüd. Gesetzes die halakhischen Gebote bereits vor ihrer Offenbarung am Sinai beachten konnte (vgl. u. a. Sir 44,19; Jub 15,1; 16,21; 21,5; syrBar 57,2; mQid 4,14; bYom 28b). Da A. die Götzenbilder seines Vaters zerstörte, gilt er als der erste wirklic…

Katakekaumene

(202 words)

Author(s): Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg) | Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
(Κατακεκαυμένη, “verbranntes Land”). [English version] [1] Vulkanzone im westl. Kleinasien Durch aschenartige Erde und schwärzliches Gestein gekennzeichnete Vulkanzone im westl. Kleinasien (Mysia und östl. Lydia: Xanthos FGrH 765 F 13; Strab. 12,8,18f.), über ca. 40×10 km groß (übertrieben von Strab. 13,4,11), am oberen Maiandros, der die K. durchfließt (Strab. 13,4,5); südl. parallel befindet sich eine vulkanfreie kristalline Schieferzone; davon abgesetzt der Grabenbruch des Kogamos-Tals mit Philadelphei…

Maisaimaneis

(114 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Dietrich, Albert (Göttingen)
[English version] (Μαισαιμανεῖς, Var. Μναισαιμανεῖς/ Mnaisaimaneís, Ptol. 6,7,21). Eine in NW-Arabien unmittelbar westl. des Zamēs-Gebirges in der Nachbarschaft der Thamydenoi siedelnde Völkerschaft; sicherlich gleichzusetzen mit den bei Agatharchides (De mari Erythraeo 92) in derselben Region erwähnten Batmizomaneis (Var. Banizomeneis, Diod. 3,44,2) und mit den in den Annalen Sargons II. von Assyrien aus dem Jahre 715 v.Chr. nach den Tamudi genannten, die Wüste bewohnenden, keinem König tributpflichtigen und zu den fernen Arabern z…

Abraham

(625 words)

Author(s): Ego, Beate (Osnabrück) | Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[German version] [1] Biblical figure The biblical A. figure is subject to various interpretations during the early Jewish and rabbinical periods. To traditionally devout circles, A. represents the law-abiding patriarch, who, owing to the timeless nature of Jewish law, was able to observe the Halachic commandments previous to their revelation on Sinai (cf. i.a. Sir 44,19; Jub 15,1; 16,21; 21,5; syrBar 57,2; mQid 4,14; bYom 28b). As A. destroyed his father's graven images, he is regarded as the first r…

Yaṯrib

(160 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Schönig, Hanne (Halle/Saale)
(Qurʾan 33,13; Ἰάθριππα/ Iáthrippa in Steph. Byz. 321,13; corrupted as Λαθρίππα/ Lathríppa in Ptol. 6,7,31), modern Medina. [German version] I. Pre-Islamic period Ancient oasis settlement of economic significance in western central Arabia on the Incense Road. The Babylonian king Nabonidus set out from Tayma c. 550 BC on campaigns in the course of which he also conquered Y. Y. is mentioned in 3rd-cent. BC name lists in the Minaean capital Qarnāwu (Minaei). From the 1st century AD until the advent of Islam, there were powerful Judaeo-Arabian tribes in Y. Müller, Walter W. (Marburg…

Maesaimanes

(133 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Dietrich, Albert (Göttingen)
[German version] (Μαισαιμανεῖς/ Maisaimaneîs, var. Μναισαιμανεῖς/ Mnaisaimaneîs, Ptol. 6,7,21). A people settling in north-western Arabia directly west of the Zamēs mountain range in the neighbouring area of the Thamydenians; definitely identifiable with the Batmizomaneis (var. Banizomeneis, Diod. Sic. 3,44,2) mentioned in Agatharchides (De mari Erythraeo 92) in the same region and with the Marsimani - named in the annals of Sargon II of Assyria from 715 BC after the Tamudi - who lived in the desert, owed tribute to no king and b…

Cockfighting

(455 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Müller, Stefan (Hagen)
[German version] A. Spread and popularity Cockfighting is attested from the 5th cent. BC to the Roman Imperial period (earliest evidence in Pind. Ol. 12,14, latest in Hdn. 3,10,3). It was especially popular with the Greeks [1. 117; 2. 82-92]: fighting cocks were considered an ideal example of the will to win (Ael. VH 2,28); it is in that light that they are depicted on the Panathenaean prize amphorae [3. 34] ( Panathenaean amphorae); in Aesch. Eum. 861 they symbolize martial anger (the cock as ‘the bi…

Cassanitae

(142 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[German version] (Ptol. 6,7,6: Κασσανῖται; Plin. HN 6,150: Casani; Agatharchidas in Diod. Sic. 3,45,6: Γασάνδαι/ Gasándai). People on the south-west coast of Arabia adjoining the Kinaidokolpites in the north and the Elisaroi in the south. In the area of the C. were the residence of the king Badeṓ (Βάδεως πόλις Steph. Byz.; probably al-Badī in Asīr), the town of Ambḗ, the village of Mámala (probably Mamala in Asīr) and Adḗdu (probably al-Ḥudaida). The C. should be identified with the Ghassān who originally were at home in Yemenite Tihāma before they settled in …

Horatius

(4,620 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Kytzler, Bernhard (Durban)
Name of a patrician gens which had already died out in the 5th cent. BC. Later bearers of the name owe it to the provenance from the eponymous tribus. [German version] [1] Horatii Member of the Horatius gens (Royal period). According to legend (Liv. 1,24-26; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 3,13,4-22,10), under King Tullus  Hostilius [I 4], the conflict between Rome and  Alba Longa was decided by a fight between the Horatii triplets and the Curiatii triplets rather than a battle. After two brothers had fallen, the last H. overcame his opponent…

Malichu insula

(108 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Dietrich, Albert (Göttingen)
[German version] (Plin. HN 6,175 after Juba). Island off the west coast of Arabia Felix in the southern Red Sea. It served as the next point of orientation for seafarers after passing Exusta ( Catacecaumene [2]). M. can probably be identified with the island of Ḥạnīš al-kubrā (13° 43' N, 42° 45' E); it rises to a height of 407 m. When Ptol. 6,7,44 mentions Malichou (Μαλίχου / Malíchou, Var. Μαλιάχου δύο / Maliáchou dýo, i.e. the two islands of Malichus), this may refer to the two Ḥanīš Islands, i.e. the main island and its smaller, northern neighbour, Ḥanīš aṣṣ̄ụġrā. Müller, Walter W. (Marburg…

Adane

(234 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[German version] (Adan, Aden), an important commercial town on the Indian Ocean in the southwestern Arabian peninsula, whose harbour lies on a bay protected by two volcanic peninsulas. The Eudaimones nēsoi mentioned in Agatharchides, De mari Erythraeo, 105a, at which trade ships called, probably referred to the islands of Adane. In the Periplous maris Erythraei § 26 the settlement of Eudaimōn Arabia is A., which is called after Arabia felix, whose most important port it was; it offered favourable anchorage and watering sites, which probably meant the ci…

Phoenicians, Poeni

(8,121 words)

Author(s): Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) | Röllig, Wolfgang (Tübingen) | Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Müller, Hans-Peter (Münster)
[German version] I. Names and concept, sources The name and concept of the Phoínikes (Φοίνικες)/Phoenicians (= P.) were formed in the Greek world [1]. Those designated by it understood themselves primarily as citizens or members of a union of cities, e.g. as Tyrians, Sidonians or - after the shared cultural region - as Canaanites [2]. In this they were referring to a political or ethnic identity derived from the Ancient Near Eastern Bronze Age. The various designations can only be reconciled from case to cas…

Labae

(106 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[German version] (Λάβαι; Lábai: Pol. 13,9.; Steph. Byz.). City on the north-east coast of Arabia in the Gerrhaean coastal area of Chattēnía (Arabic al-Ḫaṭṭ), south of al-Qaṭīf and opposite Bahrein. Their ethnicon is Labaíoi, and probably with a conjecture of g to l the Gabaíoi (Str. 16,4,4) are indicated here, who as merchants travelled from their capital Gerrha to Hadramaut in 40 days. Arab geographers of the Middle Ages also mention Laʿbā as the name of salt pans along the coast of that region. Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) Bibliography H. v. Wissmann, Zur Kenntnis von Ostarabien…

Mesala

(77 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[German version] (Masala, Plin. HN 6,158). City of the Homeritae (Ḥimyars) in Arabia Felix, certainly identical with the port of Mesalum (Plin. HN. 12,69), from which white myrrh was exported. It may be equated with the ruined town of al-Aṣala, dialect am-Aṣala (13° 13′ N, 45° 28′ E), in the delta of the Wadi Banā on the Arabian Sea northeast of Aden. Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) Bibliography H. von Wissmann, s.v. Zamareni, RE Suppl. 11, 1325-1329.

Laeceni

(83 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)
[German version] (Λαικηνοί/ Laikēnoí, Λαιηνοί/ Laiēnoí, Λεηνοί/ Leēnoí, Ptol. 6,7,22). Tribe who settled to the east of the central Arabian mountain range of Zámēs. Their name is not mentioned in any other ancient source and has to date not been satisfactorily interpreted. Perhaps the L. should be identified with the aṣḥāb al-Aika, the ‘people of the thicket’ or, rather, the ‘people of al-Aika’ mentioned in the Koran (15,78 et passim), a prehistoric people allegedly annihilated by the wrath of God. Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn)

Mariaba

(509 words)

Author(s): Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) | Dietrich, Albert (Göttingen)
[German version] (Μαρίαβα; Maríaba). Capital of the Sabaean kingdom in the south-west of Arabia Felix, today the town of Mārib (15° 26′ N, 45° 16′ O). M. is mentioned as the metropolis of the Sabaeans in Str. 16,768, according to Eratosthenes, and in Str. 16,778, according to Artemidorus. It can be found as Mariba in Plin. HN 6,160 as well as in R. Gest. div. Aug. 26; Ptol. 6,7,37 lists the metropolis Μαράβα/ Marába (variant Μάρα/ Mára, Βάραβα/ Báraba). The name form Marsyaba (Str. 16,782) is surely a contamination of Mariaba and Saba. Sabaean inscriptions also render the…
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