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Headword: *ludi/a
Adler number: lambda,783
Translated headword: Lydia
Vetting Status: high
A region [of that name].
Greek Original:
*ludi/a: xw/ra.
In western Asia Minor (present-day Turkey, Barrington Atlas map 56 grid F4); bounded by Mysia to the north, Phrygia to the east, and Caria to the south.
cf. lambda 784, lambda 785, lambda 786, lambda 787.
For a good short introduction see Crawford H. Greenwalt, Jr., 'Croesus of Sardis and the Lydian Kingdom of Anatolia', in Jack M. Sasson (ed.), Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. New York, NY: Scribner, 1995, Vol 2., pp. 1173-1183. See also Georges Radet, La Lydie et le monde grec au temps des Mermnades (687-546). Paris: Thorin & fils, 1893
Keywords: definition; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 September 2001@07:00:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 November 2003@22:22:16.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented bibliography) on 18 October 2008@16:39:22.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2013@03:22:57.
Ronald Allen (added map reference) on 21 January 2019@13:21:16.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 23 June 2020@15:30:13.


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