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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2.8.3. Naucratis

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Author(s): Möller, Astrid
[German source] Naucratis, a Greek  emporium (trading post) [11] in the west of the Nile Delta, has been studied ever since its discovery in 1884. Two recent events have fundamentally altered the state of scholarship. A second emporium was identified in the western delta in the year 2000 with the discovery of  Thonis-Heracleon off the Egyptian coast, at what was once the Canopic mouth of the Nile [4]; [5]. This discovery called into question the classification of Naucratis as a  ‘port of trade’ [8]; [9] and its status as the only Greek trading post in  Egypt (Lower Egypt 2…
Date: 2018-08-16