Trading routes in the Hellenistic period (4th–1st cents. BC)
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In spite of the many military conflicts, the Near East and the Mediterranean region formed an increasingly close-knit zone of economic and commercial activity in the Hellenistic period. Participants were the Hellenistic kingdoms of the eastern Mediterranean, the Carthaginian thalassocracy, the Greek cities and leagues and, from at least the…

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Wittke, A.-M., “Trading routes in the Hellenistic period (4th–1st cents. BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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