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ID: 7011265
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7011265

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rhodes (inhabited place)  Rhodes (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 26 27 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.4408  decimal degrees
Long: 028 13 21 E  degrees minutes   Long: 28.2225  decimal degrees

Note: Located at isolated northern tip of island; designed by Hippodamus of Miletus and founded in 5th cen. BC; resisted attack by Macedonians, then citizens erected the huge bronze statue of Helios, known as the Colossus of Rhodes, later destroyed by earthquake.

Names:
Ródhos (preferred,C,V,Greek (transliterated),U)
Rhodos (C,V)
Rodos (C,V)
Rodi (C,O)
Rhodes (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Ródos (NA,V,Greek (transliterated),U)
Ρόδος (NA,V,Greek,U)
Rhodus (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greece (nation)  ........  Greece (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Aegean Islands (region (administrative division))  ............  Aegean Islands (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Sporades (regional division)  ................  Sporades (regional division) (P)
Hierarchy of Rhodes (island)  ....................  Rhodes (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Rhodes (inhabited place)  ........................  Rhodes (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 408 BC
town (C)
port (C)
religious center (C)  ............  was center of Knights Hospitalers in Crusades from ca. 1280
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ρόδος..........  [VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Rhodes..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 25
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 164
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Rhodos..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777
Rhodus..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777
Ródhos..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 166
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Rodi..........  [VP]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777
Rodos..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777
Ródos..........  [VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 25
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) 213835
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 164; 166
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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