Brill’s New Pauly

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(Πάτμος/Pátmos). With an area of 34 km2, P. is the smallest and northernmost island of the Sporades (today's Dodecanes), being of volcanic origin, to the southwest of the island of Samos. Outer perimeter: irregular, approximately semicircular, open to the east (remains of a crater rim), maximum length of 12 km, width of 300-5000 m, highest elevation is Prophetis Elias in the SE (269 m); the island consists of four main parts with each being connected by a low isthmus, the widest of which is in t…

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Külzer, Andreas (Vienna), “Patmos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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