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Headword: *)erebhsai/wn po/lis
Adler number: epsilon,2918
Translated headword: Erebesaeans' city
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
*)erebhsai/wn po/lis.
Polybius 1.18.9 mentions it in the context of the First Punic War; see at pi 2214 (with slightly different spelling), and also e.g. Diodorus Siculus 23.8.1 and 23.9.5. It was in southern Sicily, about 50km east of Akragas/Agrigentum. The toponym was Herbes(s)os (Barrington Atlas map 47 grid E4).
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol.1 (Cambridge 1957) 71
Keywords: geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 November 2000@04:01:43.
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Catharine Roth on 7 July 2003@18:38:17.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 8 July 2003@03:13:27.
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David Whitehead on 25 October 2012@07:34:10.
Ronald Allen (added map reference, tweaked geographical detail) on 20 September 2018@17:15:34.


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