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Thermodon

(132 words)

Author(s): Fell, Martin (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] [1] River in Boeotia (Θερμώδων; Thermṓdōn). River (Hdt. 9,43,2: potamós; Paus. 9,19,3: cheímarros, ‘torrent’) of uncertain location in Boeotia, between Tanagra and Glisas, probably closer to Glisas. Possibly the modern Kalamítis, which flows on the south side of the Hypatus mountains (modern Sagmatás) and passes Glisas to the south [1. 222f.]. Identification with the Haemon [6] (Plut. Theseus 27,6; Plut. Demosthenes 19) is incorrect. Fell, Martin (Münster) Bibliography 1 Fossey. [German version] [2] River in Asia minor Coastal river (modern Terme); r…

Reii

(166 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] Celtic-Ligurian tribe in Gallia Narbonensis in the area of the modern French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence with capital Alebaece (Plin. HN 3,36, cf. Str. 4,6,4: Ἀλβίοικοι/ Albíoikoi; Caes. B Civ. 1,34,4; 56,2; 2,2,6: Albici; modern Riez) [1] at the foot of the hill of Saint-Maxime between Forum Iulii (modern Fréjus) and Aquae [III 5] Sextiae (modern Aix-en-Provence), constituted beginning in Augustus' time as colonia Iulia Augusta Apollinaris Reiorum, with quattuorviri, aediles, flamen Romae et Augusti and pontifex (cf. inscriptions CIL XII 351;…

Pharis

(113 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Sparta (Φᾶρις, Φαραί; Phâris, Pharaí). Town in Laconica (Hom. Il. 2,582; Ephor. FGrH 70 F 117; Str. 8,5,1; the form Φαραί is used in later literature such as Paus. 4,16,8; Hierocles, Synecdemus 647,10; Liv. 35,30,9), c. 10 km south of Sparta, 2 km east of Amyclae [1], probably Vaphio with the well known Mycenaean beehive tomb, abandoned in the time of Pausanias [1. 76f.; 2. 168f.]. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 H. Waterhouse, R.Hope Simpson, Prehistoric Laconia I, in: ABSA 55, 1…

Hira

(70 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἱρή/ Hirḗ, Ἰρή/ Irḗ, Εἶρα/ Eîra). Mountain stronghold in the inaccessible ravined area in the south of the upper Neda on the northern border of Messenia, possibly on the 864 m high Hagios Athanasios near Kakaletri (traces of ancient fortifications).  Aristomenes [1] led the battle against the Spartans from here in 500-490/489 BC (Third Messenian War). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography Philippson/Kirsten 3,2, 357 F. Kiechle, Messenische Studien, 1959, 86ff.

Ithome

(290 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Ἰθώμη; Ithṓmē). [German version] [1] Chalk mountain in Messenia This chalk mountain (modern Vurkano), rising to 802 m and dominating the Messenian plain, together with Eua, its southern secondary summit (modern Hagios Vassilios), forms the natural acropolis for the entire region of Messenia, and its centre in legend and history. The lengthy siege of Mt. I. was the main topic of Myron of Priene's prose novel on the First Messenian War (Paus. 4,9-13). During the major uprising of the helots in 464 BC, the…

Nonacris

(251 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Νώνακρις; Nōnakris). [German version] [1] Place in Arcadia Place in Arcadia (Paus. 8,18,7; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ν.; Suda s.v. Ν.; Hesych. s.v. Ν.; IG V 2, p. 83) in the valley of the upper Crathis [1] on the north-eastern slope of Aroania Ore (modern Helmos), famous because of the Styx waterfall, which was located in the N. area; N. is mentioned in classical literature only in this connection. If in the 5th cent. BC it was still an independent town (Hdt. 6,74), in the 4th cent. BC N. Belonged to Pheneus. I…

Peirus

(66 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Πεῖρος; Peîros). River in western Achaea, the source is on the northern slopes of the Erymanthus [1], flows past Phara and into the Gulf of Corinth 2 km northeast of Dyme [1], today again called P. (formerly Kamenitsa). Cf. Hdt. 1,145; Str. 8,3,11; Paus. 7,18,1f.; 22,1. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography R. Baladié, Le Péloponnèse de Strabon, 1980, 72-74  Müller, 822.

Cyane

(115 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Falco, Giulia (Athens)
[German version] (Κυάνη). Small stream steeped in legend that has its origin about 9 km south-west of Syracusae (as the crow flies) in a source of the same name and that after about 20 km, together with the Anapus, flows through a wide swampy area into the Great Harbour of Syracusae; modern Ciani. According to Ovid (Met. 5,413ff.), the nymph C., the wife of Anapus, tried to stop Hades (Pluto) when he was deflowering Kore and dissolved in tears on the spot where he split the earth and went down int…

Olenus

(266 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Achaeans, Achaea (Ὤλενος; Ṓlenos). City in Achaea between Dyme [1] and Patrae (Plin. HN 4,13; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ὠ.), in whose territory the Peirus debouched into the Bay of Corinth (cf. Paus. 7,6,1; 7,18,1f.; 7,22,1); this can be presumed to be in the coastal plains near the modern villages of Kaminia and Tsoukalaika (cf. the distance data in Str. 8,7,4; Paus. loc. cit.). O. was one of the twelve Achaean cities existing in the Mycenaean period and was a member of the old Achaean League (Hdt. 1,145; Pol. 2,41,7; damiourgoi from O. me…

Rhion

(196 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Ῥίον; Rhíon). Flat coastal projection in Achaea, about 8 km to the northeast of modern Patras [1. 226-227; 2. 199 f.], modern Rhio, which, with Antirrhion (or also R. or Ῥίον τὸ Μολυκρικόν/ Rhíon tò Molykrikón after Molycrium; modern Antirio) to the north across the approximately 2 km wide sound (also called R., cf. Pol. 4,64,2; Liv. 27,29,9; Mela 2,52), forms the western entrance to the Gulf of Corinth (Corinth, Gulf of) (Thuc. 2,86,3; Ps.-Scyl. 35; 42; Scymn. 478; in Str. 8,2,3, as in Ptol. 3,15,5 incorrectly…

Pontus

(931 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg)
(ὁ Πόντος/ ho Póntos, Lat. Pontus). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) [German version] I. Location Region on the south coast of the Black Sea (Pontos Euxeinos) between Paphlagonia (west), Colchis (east) and Cappadocia (south), divided into a narrow northern coastal plain with various Greek towns (cf. Amisus, Cotyora, Pharnaceia, Trapezus) and an interior south of the northern Anatolian frontier mountain range around Iris [3] and Lycus [19], still known into the 1st cent. BC as Καππαδοκία ἡ περὶ τὸν Εὔξεινον/ Kappadokía hē perì tòn Eúxeinon (Pol. 5,43,1; cf. ἡ πρὸς τῷ Πόντῳ Καππαδοκία/ hē …

Lacus Fucinus

(190 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Bove, Annalisa (Pisa)
[German version] A lake that often overflows because it has no outlet (155 km2, 655 m above sea level) in the area of the Marsi between Sulmona and the national park of Abruzzo. Caesar contemplated draining it (Suet. Iul. 44), Augustus prevented it (Suet. Claud. 20), Claudius realized it in part by laying a 5.65 km long drainage to the Liris (Suet. Claud. 20f.), under Nero the project was stopped (Plin. HN 36,124). According to CIL IX 3915, renewed flooding in AD 117 made it necessary to reclaim the borderin…

Uranopolis

(169 words)

Author(s): Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Οὐρανόπολις/ Ouranópolis). [German version] [1] City on Acte City on Acte (Athos I), founded by Alexarchus, the younger brother of Cassander; according to Plin. HN 4,37 and Str. 7a,1,35, it is to be found on the isthmus of Acte. U. can be connected with the extensive ruins south-west of the modern Ierissos, the extent of which agrees with the size of the city given by Str. loc cit. (30 stadia). U. was probably built c. 315 BC, minted its own coins according to a standard uncommon in Macedon at the time, but does not appear to have lasted long and may have merged wit…

Zenobia

(1,365 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Ζηνοβία; Zēnobía). [German version] [1] Wife of Radamistus, 1st cent. AD The wife of the Armenian king Radamistus is the heroine of an episode in Tacitus (Ann. 12,51): when her husband was forced to flee to Iberia in AD 54, she was apparently unable to cope with the hardships of the journey due to her pregnancy and supposedly asked to be killed. Injured by her husband and thrown into the Araxes, Z. was rescued and brought to Radamistus' rival Tiridates [5] I, who treated her honourably. These events were …

Lampetia

(181 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Waldner, Katharina (Berlin)
[German version] [2] (Pol. 13 in Steph. Byz. s.v. Λαμπέτεια/ Lampéteia; Λαμπέτης/ Lampétēs, Lycoph. Alexandra 1068 [promontory, modern Capo Súvero]; Liv. 29,30,1; 30,19,10; Plin. HN 3,72; Clampetia, Mela 2,69; Geogr. Rav. 4,32; 5,2; Clampeia, Tab. Peut. 7,1). Harbour town in Bruttium ( Bruttii) near modern Amantea. Conquered by the Romans in 204 BC, probably deserted since then. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography Nissen 2, 928. [German version] [1] Daughter of Helios and the nymph Neaera (Λαμπετίη; Lampetíē). Daughter of Helios and the nymph Neaera. As a girl s…

Pisatis, Pisa

(362 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Πισάτις/ Pisátis, Πίσα/ Písa). Region and city or two terms for one region in westernPeloponnesus. The question of the historicity of the city P. is controversial today [1] just as in antiquity (Str. 8,3,31) and often answered in the negative (Str. l.c.). The earliest mention gives the name Πίσα/ Písā (, cf. Pind. Ol. 2,3; 3,9; Pind. Nem. 10,32), in Attic literature Πῖσα/ Pîsa (, Eur. IT 1; Eur. Hel. 386; Hdt. 2,7, with long /i/); the classical ethnikon is always Πισάτης/ Pisátēs (Pind. Ol. 4,11; Eur. IT 824), and since the Hellenistic Period Πισαῖος/ Pisaîos (cf. Paus…

Pellana

(254 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[German version] [1] A City of perioeci, northwest of Sparta on the Eurotas This item can be found on the following maps: Sparta (Πελλάνα/ Pellána, Πελλήνη/ Pellḗnē). A city of perioeci (Perioikoi) north-west of Sparta on the Eurotas (Xen. Hell. 7,5,9; Pol. 3,21,2f.; 4,81,7; 16,37,5; Diod. Sic. 15,67,2; Str. 8,7,5: κώμη/ kṓmē). Its exact location is uncertain: near the modern Vurlia [1. 371] or on the Palaeokastro hill near Castania [2. 125f.] near the modern P. (formerly Kalyvia). According to Plut. Agis 8,1, the land of the Spartans began at …

Trapezus

(981 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum)
This item can be found on the following maps: Sassanids | Pontos Euxeinos | Syria | Byzantium | Urarṭu | Christianity | Xenophon | | Commerce | Hellenistic states | Colonization | Limes | Pompeius | Patricius (Τραπεζοῦς/ Trapezoûs; Lat. Trapezus; the modern Trabzon, Turkey). [German version] I. Geographical Situation A Greek city in the region of Colchis (Xen. An. 4,8,22; 5,3,2) on the southeast coast of the Black Sea (Pontos Euxeinos), situated in a favourable setting with a secure acropolis. T. may have been first founded as early as 756 BC (…

Sabelli

(64 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
[German version] S. is not, as Strabo's source ( cf.  Str. 5,4,12) implies, a diminutive of Sabini , but is derived from the same root as Samnites , and from the time of Varro onwards is a term for them. For the modern linguistic use of S., see Oscan-Umbrian. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart) Bibliography E. T. Salmon, Samnium and the Samnites, 1967.

Neda

(169 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Νέδα; Néda). A river in the western Peloponnese which in historical times formed the border between Triphylia (later Elis) and Messana [2]. Although its main source is close to Hagios Sostis, it actually rises on Mt. Lycaeum, then, after a distance of 37 km, it flows into the Gulf of  Cyparissia. The N. is a raging torrent with many waterfalls which rushes through a narrow, rugged, for the most part, inaccessible valley. The fortress of Hira was situated in the mountainous region …

Nacolea

(360 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Wörrle, Michael (Munich)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Byzantium | Education / Culture (Νακόλεια; Nakóleia). City in northeastern Phrygia (Phryges; Str. 12,8,12: in Phrygia Epictetus; Ptol. 5,2,22: in Phrygia Megale) on the river Parthenius (modern river Seydi), modern Seyitgazi. The earliest evidence (Str. loc. cit.) is no later than the time of Augustus, historical notes are provided by Amm. Marc. 26,9,7-9 (defeat of Procopius in a battle with Valens at N. in AD 366) and Philostorgius in 138 (rebellion…

Heraeum

(88 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἥραιον; Hḗraion). The outermost cape (today Cape Melangavi) of the peninsula that is formed by the foothills of the Geraneia opposite Corinth with a settlement, fort and sanctuary of Hera Akraia and Limenia (rich finds from the 9th cent. BC onwards) on a small bay on the south side of the cape (Xen. Hell. 4,5,5ff.; Xen. Ages. 2,18f.; Str. 8,6,22; Plut. Cleomenes 20,3; Liv. 32,23,10). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography H. Payne et al. (ed.), The Sanctuaries of Hera Akraia and Limenia, 2 vols., 1940/1962.

Cronion

(53 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)
[German version] (Κρόνιον). A hill with pine growth (123 m) above the Altis in  Olympia with a Cronos cult only attested in literature (priesthood of the Βασίλαι/ Basílai): Xen. Hell. 7,4,14; Pind. Ol. 1,111; 5,17; 6,64; 9,3; Paus. 5,21,2; 6,19,1; 20,1f.; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1,34,3. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Meyer, Ernst (Zürich)

Labdalum

(95 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Falco, Giulia (Athens)
[German version] (Λάβδαλον; Lábdalon). Site at the northern rim of the Epipolai-Plateau of Syracusae, where a fortress was built by the Athenians in 414 BC. This was taken from them by Gylippus shortly after his arrival (Thuc. 6,97,5; 98,2; 7,3,4). Fabricius located it east of Scala Greca, above the descent of the antique roadway Syracusae - Megara from the plateau. Before him, it was thought to lie more to the west. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Falco, Giulia (Athens) Bibliography K. Fabricius, Das ant. Syrakus (Klio-Beih. 28), 1932, 19f. H.-D. Drögemüller, Syrakus, 1968, 15f., fi…

Mygdonia

(367 words)

Author(s): Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Μυγδονία; Mygdonía). [German version] [1] Region in northwestern Asia Minor Region in northwestern Asia Minor whose name is derived from the Thracian Mygdones who, like the Doliones and the Mysi (Mysia), migrated to the northwestern part of Asia Minor in the 12th cent. BC. The area in which they settled was bordered at the northwest by the Dascylitis (Δασκυλῖτις, now Kuş Gölü), at the northeast by Apameia [1]; in the southwest their settlements reached to the Mysian Olympus [13] (modern-day Uludağ), in t…

Makaron Nesoi

(326 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(αἱ τῶν μακάρων νῆσοι; hai tôn makárōn nêsoi, Lat. insulae fortunatae, ‘Islands of the blessed'). [German version] [1] Mythical country Since Hes. Op. 167-173, the mythical country to which heroes are transported - instead of to dark, mouldy Hades like ‘normal people’ - when their lives on earth are over. The concept of the makaron nesoi (MN) is closely linked with the idea of Elysium (Hom. Od. 4,561ff.) as the place were the blessed reside after death (cf. Pind. Ol. 2,68-80; Hdt. 3,26; Aristoph. Vesp. 640; Eur. Hel. 1677; Aristot. Protrepticus fr. …

Arginusae

(121 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sontheimer, Walther (Stuttgart)
[German version] (Ἀργινοῦσ(σ)αι; Arginoû(s)sai). Name of three small islands at the southern entry into the  Lesbos Sound at the Aeolian coast (main island modern Garip Adası), famous because of the naval victory of the Athenians over the Spartans under the leadership of the strategos  Callicratidas, which was followed by the ‘Trial of the Generals of the Arginusae’ (406 BC). In this trial, the Athenians condemned the leading strategoi en bloc, because of their failure to rescue survivors and casualties of the storm which followed the battle.  Socrates was the …

Morgetes

(106 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Falco, Giulia (Athens)
[German version] People (named after their king Morges) originally settled in Lower Italy, who migrated from there (Antiochus FGrH 555 F 9: M. driven by the Oenotri; otherwise F 2) to Sicily (Strab. 6,2,4), where the city of Morgantina has preserved their name (Antiochus l.c.; Steph. Byz. s.v. Μοργέντιον/ Morgéntion). Murgantia, the name of a city of the Samnites, is probably also related (Liv. 10,17,3; 11). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Falco, Giulia (Athens) Bibliography G. Devoto, Gli antichi Italici, 31967  J. Bérard, La colonisation grecque, 21957  R. Peroni, Enotri, Ausoni,…

Physcus

(279 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan)
(Φύσκος/ Phýskos). [German version] [1] Carian city in Peraia in Rhodes Carian city in Peraia in Rhodes (Str. 14,2,4; 29; 5,22; Ptol. 5,2,11: Φοῦσκα/ Phoûska; Stadiasmus maris magni 272), deme of the polis of Lindus in Rhodes [1. 792; 2. no. 51]. Ancient remains of a Classical and Hellenistic fortress are on Asar Tepe, 2 km to the northwest of Marmaris, above an excellent natural harbour on the bay. Inscriptions: [1. 2-5; 2. no. 1-7, 57]. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 P.M. Fraser, G.E. Bean, The Rhodian Peraea and Islands, 1954 2 C. Blinkenberg, K.F. Kinch, Lindos, …

Notium

(164 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Engelmann, Helmut (Cologne)
[German version] This item can be found on the following maps: Peloponnesian War | Education / Culture (Νότιον; Nótion). Port founded by Aeolian settlers at the mouth of the River Avci into a bay, now silted up, of the Gulf of Kuşadası, c. 13 km to the south of Colophon (near modern Değirmendere). In natural commonality of interests with Colophon, N. soon developed out the shadow of this inland city, which was still affluent at the beginning of the 3rd cent. BC, from that point also bore the description ‘Colophon-on-Sea’ (Κολοφῶν ἡ ἐπὶ θαλάσσῃ / Kolophōn hē epì thalássēi [1]) and was connec…

Issorium

(48 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Lienau, Cay (Münster)
[German version] (Ἰσσώριον; Issṓrion). Hill on the northern city border of Sparta, with a sanctuary to Artemis Issoria (Plut. Agesilaus 32,3; Polyaenus, Strat. 2,1,14; Nep. Agesilaus 6,2), possibly the heights known today as Klaraki. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Lienau, Cay (Münster) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. Sparta, RE 3A, 1350ff.

Kronion

(48 words)

Author(s): Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Κρόνιον). Der kiefernbestandene Hügel (123 m) oberhalb der Altis in Olympia mit einem nur lit. bezeugten Kronos-Kult (Priesterschaft der Βασίλαι/ Basílai): Xen. hell. 7,4,14; Pind. O. 1,111; 5,17; 6,64; 9,3; Paus. 5,21,2; 6,19,1; 20,1f.; Dion. Hal. ant. 1,34,3. Meyer, Ernst † (Zürich) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)

Pholoe

(117 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Φολόη). Die eintönige, etwa 11 km lange und 8 km breite Konglomeratfläche nördl. des mittleren Alpheios [1], im Norden bis 798 m, im Süden 640 m hoch, gegen Osten mit Steilrand zum Erymanthos [2], nach Westen sich in niedrigeren Höhenzügen aus Mergel auflösend (Strab. 8,3,1; 3,5; 3,32; 8,3; Paus. 6,21,5; 8,24,4 ; Ptol. 3,14,35 ; Mela 2,43; Plin. nat. 4,21), h. Pholoi Oros. Die Ph. ist siedlungsleer und quellenarm, h. von Eichenwald und Ackerflächen bedeckt. Als Jagdgebiet für Gr…

Pharaia

(66 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Φαραία, Φηραία). Ortschaft in NW-Arkadia (Pol. 4,77,5; Strab. 8,3,32), nicht genauer zu lokalisieren; evtl. beim h. Lambia oder eher die ant. Ortslage beim h. Nemuta am Ostrand des Oros Pholoï. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography Pritchett 6, 35-37  E. Meyer, Arkadisches. Pharai - Pherai - Ph. in Arkadien, in: MH 14, 1957, 81-88  F. Bölte, s.v. Ph. (1), RE 19, 1809f.

Nonakris

(231 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Νώνακρις). [English version] [1] Ort in Arkadia Ort in Arkadia (Paus. 8,18,7; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ν.; Suda s.v. Ν.; Hesych. s.v. Ν.; IG V 2, p. 83) im Tal des oberen Krathis [1] am NO-Hang der Aroania Ore (h. Helmos), berühmt durch den Wasserfall der Styx, die sich im Gebiet von N. befand; N. wird in der ant. Lit. nur in diesem Zusammenhang genannt. Im 5. Jh. v.Chr. noch eine selbständige Stadt (Hdt. 6,74), gehörte N. im 4. Jh.v.Chr. zu Pheneos. Zu Zeiten des Pausanias (8,17,6) war es zerstört und nur no…

Issorion

(44 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ἰσσώριον). Hügel an der nördl. Stadtgrenze von Sparta mit Heiligtum der Artemis Issoria (Plut. Agesilaos 32,3; Polyain. 2,1,14; Nep. Agesilaus 6,2), evtl. die h. Klaraki gen. Anhöhe. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography F. Bölte, s.v. Sparta, RE 3A, 1350ff.

Prophthasia

(99 words)

Author(s): Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Alexandros (Προφθασία, Strab. 11,8,9; 15,2,8; Ptol. 6,19,4; 8,25,8 N.; Isidoros von Charax, Stathmoí Parthikoí 16 = GGM 1,253: Φρά in Ἀναύων χώρα, die sonst nicht bekannt ist; Plin. nat. 6,61: P.). Evtl. die von Alexandros [4] d.Gr. wohl 330 v. Chr. derart umbenannte Stadt Φράδα/ Phráda (Charax von Pergamon FGrH 103 F 20) in der Landschaft Drangiana, allg. mit dem h. Farāh in Afghanistan identifiziert. Brentjes, Burchard (Berlin) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography H. Treidler, s. v. P. (2), RE 23, 817-822  J. …

Nola

(519 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
[English version] Dieser Ort ist auf folgenden Karten verzeichnet: Bundesgenossenkriege | Coloniae | Etrusci, Etruria | Pilgerschaft | Villa Stadt in Campania im NO des Vesuvius (Strab. 5,4,8; Itin. Anton. 109,2; Tab. Peut. 6,4); sie trägt h. denselben Namen. N. liegt am Fuß des Appenninus in einer weiten Ebene auf ungefähr halbem Weg zw. Capua und Nuceria an einer großen Verkehrsader, die von Etruria nach Poseidonia/Paestum führte, der nachmaligen Via Popilia. Welchen Anteil die Chalkideis (Chalkis [1]) an der Gr…

Saltus Manlianus

(64 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
[English version] Der Engpaß Puerto de Morata in der Sierra de Vicor südwestl. von Zaragoza, wohl benannt nach dem Praetor P. Manlius [I 5], der 195 v. Chr. bei der Eroberung der Hispania Citerior unter dem Oberbefehl des Consuls Cato [1] hier durchzog (Liv. 40,39,2). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart) Bibliography Schulten, Landeskunde 1, 166  TIR K 30 Madrid, 1993, 146 f.

Neeton

(156 words)

Author(s): Falco, Giulia (Athen) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Νέητον, Νεαίτιον, lat. Netum). Stadt der Siculi im SO von Sicilia (Plin. nat. 3,91: Netini; Ptol. 3,4,13), h. Noto Antica am Oberlauf des Asinaro auf herzförmiger, steil abfallender Klippe (420 m H), 16 km nordwestl. von Noto. N. wurde zu Anf. des 1. Punischen Krieges 263 v.Chr. von Rom dem Königreich von Syrakusai zugesprochen (Diod. 23,4,1: Νεαιτῖνοι; StV 3, Nr. 479). Als Bestandteil der röm. Prov. zählte N. zu den bevorzugten Gemeinden ( civitates foederatae) und war ausdrücklich von jeder Getreidelieferung ( cura annonae ) an Rom befrei…

Mytistraton

(143 words)

Author(s): Falco, Giulia (Athen) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Μυτίστρατον, lat. Mutustratum). Stadt der Siculi auf Sicilia, nach dem FO von Mz. (aus der Zeit des Timoleon, HN 158) wohl bei Marianopoli (30 km westl. von Henna [1]) anzusetzen. Zu Anfang des 1. Punischen Krieges wurde M. sieben Monate lang von den Römern ohne Erfolg und unter großen Verlusten belagert (Diod. 23,9,3); erst 258 v.Chr. gelang ihnen die Eroberung. Nach Abzug der karthagischen Besatzung und Kapitulation der Bewohner wurde die Stadt zerstört, die Bevölkerung teils er…

Ithome

(261 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Ἰθώμη). [English version] [1] Kalkberg in Messenia Der 802 m hohe Kalkberg (h. Vurkano), der die messenische Ebene beherrscht, mit Eua, seinem südl. Nebengipfel (h. Hagios Vassilios), bildet die natürl. Akropolis der gesamten Landschaft Messenia und ist in Sage und Gesch. deren Mittelpunkt. Die langdauernde Belagerung des Berges I. ist das Hauptthema im Prosaroman des Myron von Priene über den sog. 1. Messen. Krieg (Paus. 4,9-13). Beim großen Helotenaufstand von 464 v.Chr. konnten sich die Messenier h…

Petrocorii

(188 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Πετροκόριοι). Volksstamm der Gallia Celtica (nachmals Aquitania), an beiden Ufern des Duranus (Dordogne) im h. Périgord (Strab. 4,2,2 nennt die Petrokórioi unter den 14 aquitanischen Völkern zw. Garumna und Liger; Ptol. 2,7,9: Πετροκόριοι καὶ πόλις Οὐέσσουνα). Nachbarn waren im NW die Santoni, im Westen die Bituriges Vivisci, im Süden die Nitiobriges, im SO die Cadurci, im NO Lemovices (Plin. nat. 4,109; Not. Galliarum 13,6). 52 v.Chr. von Caesar unterworfen (Caes. Gall. 7,75), bildeten die P. in a…

Leukai

(181 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Λεῦκαι). [English version] [1] Stadt am Lakonischen Golf Perioikenstadt ( períoikoi ) an der Ostküste des Lakonischen Golfs, Akriai benachbart (Pol. 5,19,8; Liv. 35,27,3), wohl am nordöstl. Rand der von Strab. 8,5,2 gen. Ebene Leuke. Lafond, Yves (Bochum) Bibliography Pritchett 7, 1991, 143-146; 8, 1992, 157-159  A.J.B. Wace, F.W. Hasluck, South-Eastern Laconia, in: ABSA 14, 1907/8, 162f. [English version] [2] Stadt in Ionia Stadt in Ionia, am Nordufer des Golfs von Smyrna auf einer erhöhten Landspitze mit zwei Hafenbecken (Plin. nat. 5,119: oppidum Leuce in promunturio, quo…

Saii

(65 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
[English version] Kelt. Volksstamm, dessen Name später auf den Hauptort überging, h. Sées, Dépt. Orne (Notitia Galliarum 2,6: civitas Saiorum; Commentarii notarum Tironianarum 87,63; vgl. CIL XIII 630). Im 6. Jh. n. Chr. war S. Bischofssitz ( Sagii; Belege bei [1]). Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 J. B. Keune, s. v. S. (2), RE 1 A, 1757 f. TIR M 31 Paris, 1975, 158, 167.

Phea, Phia

(109 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Φεά, Φαιά, Φεαί). Vorgebirge und Hafenstadt an der Küste von Elis [1] auf dem Isthmos der Halbinsel Ichthys (h. Katakolo) (Hom. Od. 15,297; Hom. h. 1,427; Thuk. 2,25,3f.; 7,31,1; Pol. 4,9,9; Diod. 12,43,4; Xen. hell. 3,2,30; Strab. 8,3,12; 26f.; Paus. 5,18,6; Pol. 4,9,9; Plin. nat. 4,13; 22) beim h. Katakolo, Hafen für Olympia. Siedlungsspuren wurden gefunden auf dem Hügel Pontikokastro (Akropolis) und unter Wasser an der Bucht von Hagios Andreas sowie auf der westl. vorgelagerten Insel Tigani vom FH bis zur byz. Zeit. Lienau, Cay (Münster) Olshausen, Eckart (Stu…

Physkos

(249 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Mailand)
(Φύσκος). [English version] [1] Karische Stadt der rhodischen Peraia Karische Stadt der rhodischen Peraia (Strab. 14,2,4; 29; 5,22; Ptol. 5,2,11: Φοῦσκα; Stadiasmus maris magni 272), Demos der Polis Lindos auf Rhodos [1. 792; 2. Nr. 51]. Ant. Überreste einer klass. und hell. Befestigung liegen auf dem Asar Tepe 2 km nordwestl. von Marmaris über einem vorzüglichen Naturhafen an der Bucht. Inschr.: [1. 2-5; 2. Nr. 1-7, 57]. Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography 1 P.M. Fraser, G.E. Bean, The Rhodian Peraea and Islands, 1954 2 C. Blinkenberg, K.F. Kinch, Lindos, Bd. 2,1,…

Arginusai

(110 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sontheimer, Walther (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Ἀργινοῦσ(σ)αι). Name von 3 kleinen Inseln am südl. Eingang in den Sund von Lesbos an der aiol. Küste (Hauptinsel h. Garip Adası), bekannt durch den Seesieg der Athener über die Spartaner unter ihrem Strategen Kallikratidas, an den sich der “Arginusen-Prozeß” anschloß (406 v. Chr.). Darin verurteilten die Athener die verantwortlichen Strategen en bloc, weil diese es unterlassen hatten, die Gefallenen und Schiffbrüchigen aus dem Sturm im Anschluß an die Seeschlacht zu retten. Sokr…

Motyka

(75 words)

Author(s): Falco, Giulia (Athen) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Μότυκα, Μότουκα). Stadt der Siculi im SO von Sicilia (Ptol. 3,4,14), h. Módica südl. von Ragusa. Funde schon aus prähistor. Zeit. Ant. Inschr. aus der Umgebung (IG XIV 243-253). Der ager Mutycensis war ager decumanus der röm. Prov. Sicilia (Cic. Verr. 2,3,101; 120), die Mutycenses waren stipendiarii (Plin. nat. 3,91). Falco, Giulia (Athen) Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) Bibliography K. Ziegler, s.v. M., RE 16, 407  BTCGI 10, 169-177  Morgantina Studies, 5 Bde., 1981-1996.

Propontis

(323 words)

Author(s): Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Sauer, Vera (Stuttgart)
[English version] (Προποντίς). Das Meer zw. dem Pontos Euxeinos (Schwarzes Meer) im NO (Bosporos [1]) und dem Aigaion Pelagos (Ägäis) im SW (Hellespontos), zw. Thrakia im Norden und Mysia im Süden, größte L (von Kallipolis bis Nikomedeia) 252 km, größte Br 74 km, h. Marmara Denizi, das Marmarameer. Die P. ist durch einen frühquartären Grabenbruch entstanden. Den größten Teil der Meeresgrundfläche (ca. 11 500 km2) bildet die auf 200 m abgesenkte Landoberfläche, auf der die Inseln aufsitzen (vgl. die Liste der Inseln bei Plin. nat. 5,151; Prokonnesos, Ophiu…
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