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Messapian Zeus: an early sixth-century inscribed cup from Lakonia

By R. W. V. Catling and D. Graham J. Shipley

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Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. \ud The final published version is available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/30104552.Fragments of a large Black-Glazed Cup with part of an incised inscription are published. A date c. 590-570 is suggested. A second, slightly earlier cup from the Menelaion is included. The inscription refers to the cult of Zeus Messapeus attested in the sources. Discussion centres on the location of the cult-place and the origin of the cult. It is suggested that it derives from the region of Messapia in South Italy where the Spartan colony of Taras was situated

Publisher: British School at Athens
Year: 1989
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/7728
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