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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2.5.11. Olympia

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Author(s): Eder, Birgitta
A. Location and significance [German source] The Temple of  Zeus at Olympia lies in the west of the Peloponnese (2.5.9.) in the ancient district of  Elis on the north bank of the Alpheus (upstream of the confluence with the Cladeus), some 20 km inland. Together with the complex of Delphi (2.5.6.), it was one of the two most prominent  Panhellenic sanctuaries, and festivals in honour of the father of the gods were held there in the summer every four years. As many mobile finds have shown, the temple at Olympia took shape as a regional and transregiona…
Date: 2018-08-16