Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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Ranging in time from the end of the Bronze Age to the dawn of the so-called historical period (12th-6th centuries BC), this compendium presents the first complete survey of the early history of all the cultures along the coasts of the Mediterranean. In addition to the Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans, these also include many other peoples, such as the Iberians, Ligurians, Thracians, Phrygians, Luwians, Aramaeans and Libyans. The volume brings together the knowledge gained from material, textual and pictorial sources in all disciplines working in this field, including Near Eastern, Phoenician, Carthaginian and biblical archaeology, Aegean and North African studies, Villanovan studies and Etruscology, Iberology, early Greek historiography and Dark Ages studies. As a whole, this period was characterized by the intermingling of cultures around the Mediterranean Rim, and the main focus of content is therefore on contacts, the transfer of culture and knowledge and key common themes, such as mobility, religion, resources, languages and writing. With indices and numerous tables and maps of Pauly quality.

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2.1.10. Iberian cultural sphere

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Author(s): Blech, Michael
A. Location, name, geography [German source] The earliest sources – the Greek historians Hecataeus (FGrH 45–52) and Herodotus (1,163) in the 6th and 5th centuries – locate the  Íbēres and the territory of Ibēríē after the Tartessians and Mastienians between  Tyrsēníē (Etruria) and  Tartéssos, i.e. in the Spanish Levante. The name  Ibēríē, an exonym, derives from the River Íbēr/Iberus, now called the Ebro [26131]; [2914 f.]; its mouth offered western Phoenician and Greek seafarers anchorages and trading locations. The Iberian cultural sphere encompasses t…
Date: 2018-08-16