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Title: On the Location of Aziris, the earliest Greek Settlement on the Libyan Mainland
Author(s): DE VRIES, Edwin
Volume: 90 Date: 2015
Herodotus records that prior to the foundation of Cyrene, Greek settlers first claimed the island Plateia, and later settled at Aziris on the Libyan mainland. The exact locations of these sites are uncertain. In this paper the available archaeological, geological, and literary evidence is reappraised and used to contextualize Herodotus’ narrative. Through this contextualization the most likely location of Aziris becomes apparent, as well as the pivotal role of this site in the development of Greek settlement in Libya.