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Scupi

(504 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: | Coloniae | Hellenistic states | Hellenistic states | Macedonia, Macedones | Moesi, Moesia | Rome (Σκοῦποι/ Skoûpoi, Lat. Scupi). [German version] I. Location, Roman Period City of the Illyrian Dardani [4] on the Axius, on the road from Stobi to Naissus (Ptol. 3,9,6; 8,11,5; Scunis, Tab. Peut. 7,4; Hierocles, Synecdemos 655,8), 5 km northwest of present-day Skopje. S. was a Roman colonia beginning in the Flavian Period (AD 69-96; ILS 2461), fortified under Hadrianus (ILS 3860). As evidenced by veteran inscriptions, S.…

Serdica

(587 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Thraci, Thracia | Christianity | | Daci, Dacia | Commerce | Moesi, Moesia | Pilgrimage | Rome | Rome | Balkans, languages (Σερδική/ Serdikḗ, modern Sofia). [German version] I. Early history until the Roman Period Settlement of the Thracian Serdi on the Oescus [1] between the Scombrus and Haemus mountain ranges, a nodal point of roads (It. Ant. 135,4; Tab. Peut 7,5; Ptol. 3,11,8); modern Sofia. Settled since the 8th/7th centuries BC, in the 5th/4th centuries BC S. developed under the kings of t…

Peloponnesus

(1,127 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
(ἡ Πελοπόννησος/ hē Pelopónnēsos, Doric Πελοπόννασος/ Pelopónnasos). [German version] I. Geography Peninsula in southern Greece (21,439 km²), connected to the mainland (Attica, Boeotia) by the Isthmus of Corinth. It is predominantly mountainous (cf. Cyllene [1], Erymanthus [1], Lycaeum, western Messenian massif with Ithome [1], Taygetus, Parnon) and highly fragmented (cf. the numerous small rivers, particularly in Achaea, e.g. Alpheus [1], Pamisus, Eurotas, Inachus [2]; also the many small coastal plains a…

Philippopolis

(822 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
This item can be found on the following maps: Theatre | Thraci, Thracia | Christianity | | Coloniae | Alexander | Moesi, Moesia | Rome | Rome | Balkans, languages (Φιλιππόπολις/ Philippópolis, Φιλιπούπολις/ Philipoúpolis). [German version] I. Location and history up to conquest by the Goti City in Thrace (Thraci), founded by Philip (Philippus [4]) II in the immediate vicinity of a fortified settlement of the Bessi on the right bank of the Hebrus in 341 BC. An important road and river transport junction between the Ister [2], the Black Sea, …

Eleusis

(1,171 words)

Author(s): Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Funke, Peter (Münster)
[German version] [1] Attic Paralia deme of the phyle Hippothontis This item can be found on the following maps: Dark Ages | Linear B | Macedonia, Macedones | Mycenaean culture and archaeology | Peloponnesian War | Attica | Attica | Aegean Koine | Education / Culture (Ἐλευσίς; Eleusís, mod. Elefsina). Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) [German version] A. Location Attic Paralia deme of the phyle Hippothontis with urban character, 11 (?) bouleutai, c. 21 km west of  Athens [1] on a low coastal hill range west of Thriasia, whose north-western summit with Hellenistic fortress and…

Nauplia

(433 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
(Ναυπλία/ Nauplía, Byzantine τὸ Ναύπλιον/ tò Naúplion or τὸ Ἀνάπλι/ tò Anápli, present-day Nafplio). [German version] I. Position Port on a rocky peninsula near the Kolpos Argolikos (Str. 8,2,2; Scyl. 49; 6,11; Ptol. 3,16,11) on the northern slope of the town’s mountain, Akronafplia (formerly Iç Kale, 85m high). Greater parts of the Hellenistic acropolis wall lie under the later Byzantine- Venetian- Turkish fort. It lies to the north-west of the Palamidi (215 m high) which is surmounted by a fortress built by the Venetians in 1711-1714. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Olshausen, Eckart (Stutt…

Greece

(12,206 words)

Author(s): Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Tsakmakis, Antonis (Nicosia ) | Rudolph, Wolf (Berlin RWG)
Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) I. General (CT) [German version] A. Chronology and Delineation (CT) 'Greece' (G.) can be understood in a dual sense: on the one hand, the term is used to refer to the modern Greek state since its foundation (1830); however, 'G.' can also – without immediate reference to questions of statehood - describe the territories of the former Byzantine empire in which the Greek-speaking culture found expression after 1204 or 1453, whether in the context of the Ottoman Empire (OE) or within…

Pontos

(921 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
[English version] [1] griech. Personifikation des Meeres Griech. Personifikation des Meeres (vgl. Okeanos, Uranos), von Ge/Gaia ohne Gatten geboren (Hes. theog. 132); mit ihr zeugt P. Keto, Eurybie, Nereus, Phorkys, Thaumas (ebd. 233-239). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] Landschaft an der Südküste des Schwarzen Meeres (ὁ Πόντος, lat. Pontus). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) [English version] I. Lage Landschaft an der Südküste des Schwarzen Meeres (Pontos Euxeinos) zw. Paphlagonia (Westen), Kolchis (Osten) und Kappadokia (Süden), gegliedert in …

Eleusis

(1,040 words)

Author(s): Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Funke, Peter (Münster)
[English version] [1] Att. Paralia-Demos der Phyle Hippothontis Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Ägäische Koine | Attika | Attika | Bildung | Dunkle Jahrhunderte | Linear B | Makedonia, Makedones | Mykenische Kultur und Archäologie | Peloponnesischer Krieg (Ἐλευσίς, h. Elefsina). Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) [English version] A. Lage Att. Paralia-Demos der Phyle Hippothontis von städtischem Charakter, 11 (?) Buleutai, ca. 21 km westl. von Athenai [1] auf einem niedrigen, küstennahen Höhenzug im Westen der Thriasia gelegen, dessen NW-G…

Nauplia

(355 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
(Ναυπλία, byz. τὸ Ναύπλιον oder τὸ Ἀνάπλι, h. Nafplio). [English version] I. Lage Hafenstadt auf felsiger Halbinsel am Kolpos Argolikos (Strab. 8,2,2; Skyl. 49; 6,11; Ptol. 3,16,11) am Nordhang des Stadtbergs Akronafplio (ehemals Iç Kale, 85 m H) mit größeren Teilen der hell. Akropolismauer unter der späteren byz.-venezianisch-türkischen Festung, nordwestl. des Palamidhi (215 m H) mit der 1711-1714 von den Venezianern erbauten Festung. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) [English version] II. Entwicklung bis in spätantike Zeit Vom Neolithikum an sind Si…

Philippopolis

(709 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Alexandros | Balkanhalbinsel, Sprachen | Christentum | Coloniae | Moesi, Moesia | Roma | Roma | Theater | Thrakes, Thrake, Thraci | Straßen (Φιλιππόπολις, Φιλιπούπολις). [English version] I. Lage und Geschichte bis zur Eroberung durch die Goten Stadt in Thrakia (Thrakes), von Philippos [4] II. in direkter Nähe einer befestigten Siedlung der Bessoi am rechten Ufer des Hebros 341 v.Chr. gegr., wichtiger Straßen- und Flußschiffahrtsknotenpunkt zw. Istros [2], Pontos Euxeinos, Aigaion Pelagos, …

Italia

(3,734 words)

Author(s): Uggeri, Giovanni (Florenz) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Mastrocinque, Attilio (Verona)
I. Geographie und Geschichte [English version] A. Der Name und seine Entwicklung In augusteischer Zeit erlangte der Name I. seine h. Bed., während er urspr. das auf die bruttische Halbinsel von Sila bis Skylletion beschränkte Reich des oenotrischen Fürsten Italos bezeichnete (Antiochos FGrH 555 F 5; nach Hekat. FGrH 1 F 41,51-53 liegen Medma, Locris, Caulonia und Krotalla in I.). Hellanikos bringt I. mit dem Wort vitulus (“Kalb”) und der Sage vom dem Herakles entflohenen Kalb des Geryoneus in Zusammenhang (Dion. Hal. ant. 1,35), Timaios mit dem Reichtum an Rin…

Griechisch

(6,953 words)

Author(s): Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg i. Br.) RWG | Berschin, Walter (Heidelberg) RWG
Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg i. Br.) RWG I. Byzantinisches Mittelalter und Neuzeit (RWG) [English version] A. Methodische Vorbemerkungen (RWG) Die Termini “mittel- und ngriech.” sind lediglich als konventionell übernommen; ihre Verwendung in der Lit. beruht auf einer unzulässigen Übertragung westeurop. Einteilungen auf die gänzlich anderen Verhältnisse im byz. Osten [1]. Grundlegend für den folgenden Abriß sind dagegen die Dichotomien “schriftlich” vs. “mündlich” sowie “äußere” vs. “innere” Sprachgeschichte. Währ…

Peloponnesos

(1,038 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
(ἡ Πελοπόννησος, dor. Πελοπόννασος). [English version] I. Geographie Halbinsel im Süden Griechenlands (21439 km2), durch den Isthmos von Korinth mit dem Festland (Attika, Boiotia) verbunden, überwiegend gebirgig (vgl. Kyllene [1], Erymanthos [1], Lykaion, Westmessenisches Gebirge mit Ithome [1], Taÿgetos, Parnon), stark gegliedert (vgl. die zahlreichen kleineren Flüsse speziell in Achaia sowie Alpheios [1], Pamisos, Eurotas, Inachos [2]; ferner viele kleinere Küstenebenen und größere Ebenen wie in Elis [1],…

Messana, Messene

(2,692 words)

Author(s): Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Wirbelauer, Eckhard (Freiburg)
[German version] [1] Town in northeastern Sicily This item can be found on the following maps: Sicily | Socii (Roman confederation) | | Commerce | Italy, languages | Colonization | Punic Wars | Punic Wars (Μεσσάνα/ Messána, Ionian Μεσσήνη/ Messḗnē, Lat. Messana). Town in northeastern Sicily, modern Messina. The original name Zancle (Ζάγκλη/ Zánklē = Siculan: ‘sickle’) is derived from the topographically suggestive shape of the natural harbour (Thuc. 6,4,5). Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) [German version] A. Foundation The site was settled at an early time because of its o…

Thraci, Thracia

(5,334 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Boroffka, Nikolaus | Z.H.A.
(Θρᾷκες/ Thrâikes, Θρῇκες/ Thrêikes; Θρᾴκη/ Thrâikē, Θρῄκη/ Thrêikē): the 'Thracians' and the country 'Thrace' settled by them; Lat. Thraci, Thracia. [German version] I. Name Thraci (Th.) is a Greek collective term, based on linguistic and cultural homogeneity, for the population of the northern Balkan Peninsula from the north coast of the Aegean (Aegean Sea, also called the 'Thracian Sea': Str. 1,2,20) to the Danube (Ister, Istrus [1]; ancient authors often include the territory as far as the northern Carpathians), an…

Panormus

(1,324 words)

Author(s): Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg) | Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Falco, Giulia (Athens) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
(Πάνορμος; Pánormos). [German version] [1] Harbour on the coast of Karia Harbour on the coast of Karia (Stadiasmus maris magni 285; 287; 294 with contradictory details) between Miletus [2] and Myndus, located at a distance of 80 stadia (14.8 km) from them, therefore near (Aşağı) Gölköy, which is the location also assumed for Caryanda, near the natural harbour of the Türkbükü bay or further to the west at the Ağaçbaşı-Limanı bay (Paşa Limanı). Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg) Bibliography W. Ruge, s.v. P. (1), RE 18,3, 654  G.E. Bean, J.M. Cook, The Halicarnassus Peninsula, in: ABSA 50,…

Megara

(2,675 words)

Author(s): Heinze, Theodor (Geneva) | Freitag, Klaus (Münster) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Falco, Giulia (Athens) | Ziegler, Konrat (Göttingen)
[German version] [1] Daughter of Creon (Μεγάρα/ Megára, Μεγάρη/ Megárē). Daughter of Creon [1] of Thebes, wife of Heracles [1] (Hom. Od. 11,269-270), who had received her hand in thanks for the liberation of Thebes from tribute to Erginus, and mother of some of the Heraclidae. Whereas the Thebans according to Paus. 9,11,2 tell of the insane Heracles' infanticide (on his insanity Cypria p. 40,28f. PEG) as nothing other than what Stesichorus (= 230 PMGF) and Panyassis (= fr. 1 PEG) relate, the version of P…

Italia [I-II]

(5,411 words)

Author(s): Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Mastrocinque, Attilio (Verona) | Eder, Walter (Berlin)
I. Geography and history [German version] A. The name and its development The name I. acquired its modern meaning during the Augustan period; it originally described the kingdom of the Oenotrian ruler Italus, comprising the Bruttian peninsula from Sila to Scylletium (Antiochus FGrH 555 F 5; according to Hecat. FGrH 1 F 41,51-53, Medma, Locris, Caulonia, and Krotalla were in I.). Hellanicus links I. with the term vitulus (‘calf’) and the legend of the calf of  Geryoneus which had run away from Hercules (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1,35); Timaeus associates the name wit…

Byzantium

(4,987 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) | Effenberger, Arne (Berlin)
This item can be found on the following maps: Achaemenids | Pontos Euxeinos | Byzantium | Thraci, Thracia | Christianity | Wine | Xenophon | | | Diadochi and Epigoni | Commerce | Asia Minor | Asia Minor | Colonization | Limes | Moesi, Moesia | Peloponnesian War | Pergamum | Persian Wars | Pilgrimage | Pompeius | Delian League | Athenian League (Second) | Education / Culture (Βυζάντιον; Byzántion). [German version] I. Topography and history Greek city on the southern shore of the  Bosporus [1] on a peninsula bordering on the Chrysokeras in the north and on the Propontis …
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