Colaeus (Greek: Κωλαῖος) was an ancient Samian explorer and silver merchant, who according to Herodotus (Hdt. 4.152) arrived at Tartessos circa 640 B.C. In an era where most Greek traders were anonymous, Herodotus believed that Colaeus and Sostratus the Aeginetan were important enough to note. Colaeus was on a venture to Egypt when he was blown off course by a great storm through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar as far as Tartessus, south-western Spain. Tartessus had previously been unvisited by traders and Colaeus was able to obtain a cargo of metal and return it safely to Samos. Upon his return, he dedicated one tenth of his profits to his native goddess, Hera. It is widely believed that the storm was an invention by Colaeus to hide his trade route from

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  • Kolaios (griechisch Κωλαῖος; lateinisch Colaeus) war ein griechischer Händler, Seefahrer und Schiffseigner aus Samos. Laut Herodot (Hdt. IV 152) geriet er auf einer Fahrt von Griechenland nach Ägypten in einen Sturm und wurde bis hinter die „Säulen des Herakles“, d. h. die Meerenge von Gibraltar, getrieben. Als erster Grieche sei er im Hafen von Tartessos gelandet, jener silberreichen Stadt nahe dem heutigen Cádiz. Dort habe Kolaios einen äußerst gewinnbringenden Handel abschließen können, so dass er mit einem Profit von 60 Talenten in die Heimat zurückgekehrt sei. Ein Zehntel des Gewinns verwendete er für die Fertigung eines Greifenkessels, den er als Weihgeschenk dem Hera-Tempel in Samos stiftete. Der Reisebericht des Kolaios gilt der Forschung als authentisch, insbesondere aufgrund der Funde westphönizischer Elfenbeinkämme in Samos. In der Regel wird die Reise in die 630er v. Chr. datiert. (de)
  • Coleo (en griego, Κωλαίος) fue un mercader y navegante jonio de mediados del siglo VII a. C., natural de la isla de Samos, que, según Heródoto de Halicarnaso, se hallaba en ruta hacia Egipto y, tras socorrer a los colonos tereos, fue arrastrado por los vientos hasta Tartessos, mercado virgen para los griegos, obteniendo una de las mayores ganancias que se recordaban en su momento (exceptuando las de Sóstrato de Egina), evaluadas en sesenta talentos, es decir, 150 kilogramos de plata. Con la décima parte de los beneficios, encargaron un magnífico exvoto en honor a la diosa Hera, patrona de Samos. Es el primer griego "histórico", casi contemporáneo del propio Heródoto, en viajar a la península Ibérica, después de los viajes míticos de los héroes aqueos. (es)
  • Colaeus (Greek: Κωλαῖος) was an ancient Samian explorer and silver merchant, who according to Herodotus (Hdt. 4.152) arrived at Tartessos circa 640 B.C. In an era where most Greek traders were anonymous, Herodotus believed that Colaeus and Sostratus the Aeginetan were important enough to note. Colaeus was on a venture to Egypt when he was blown off course by a great storm through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar as far as Tartessus, south-western Spain. Tartessus had previously been unvisited by traders and Colaeus was able to obtain a cargo of metal and return it safely to Samos. Upon his return, he dedicated one tenth of his profits to his native goddess, Hera. It is widely believed that the storm was an invention by Colaeus to hide his trade route from his competitors as the rewards from the previously untapped source of metal proved immense. Phocaeans were the first visitors of Tartessos (Herodotus (Hdt. 1.163))Πρώτῃ δὲ Φωκαίη Ἰωνίης ἐπεχείρησε. Φωκαιέες .... καὶ τόν τε Ἀνδρίην καὶ τὴν Τυρσηνίην καὶ τὴν Ἰβηρίην καὶ τον Ταρτησσὸν οὗτοι εἰσὶν οἱ καταδέξαντες (First Ionian Phocea was involved. Phoceans… discovered Adriatic and Tyrrenean and Iberia and Tartessos. Arriving at Tartessos were welcomed by the Tartessian king by the name Argathonios (ἀπικόμενοι δὲ ἐς τὸν Ταρτησσὸν προσφιλέες ἐγένοντο τῷ βασιλεῖ τῶν Ταρτησσίων, τῷ οὔνομα μὲν ἦν Ἀργαθώνιος. Colaeus' voyage and profited enough to devote the tenth of his earnings to Hera. Phoceans build a new fortification wall for Phocaea. (en)
  • Colæos (en grec ancien Κωλαῖος, « fourreau ») est un marchand, voyageur et marin explorateur samien grec du VIIe siècle av. J.-C. (fr)
  • In un'epoca in cui la maggior parte dei viaggiatori greci erano sconosciuti, Erodoto credette che Coleo e Sostrato di Egina fossero abbastanza importanti da essere menzionati nelle sue Storie. Coleo, durante il suo viaggio in Egitto, fu portato fuori rotta da una tempesta talmente forte, che lo trascinò fuori dal mar Mediterraneo, nell'Oceano Atlantico presso il sud-est della Spagna, presso la città di Tartesso. La città, che era già stata visitata da altri esploratori greci, permise a Coleo di ritornare a Samo con un carico di prezioso metallo, la cui decima parte verrà devoluta alla dea Era. È possibile che la tempesta fosse stata un'invenzione di Coleo per nascondere il commercio di metallo con Tartesso. Più tardi i Fenici, seguendo la rotta di Coleo, riuscirono a guadagnarsi abbastanza denaro per costruire una cinta di fortificazione presso la città di Focea. (it)
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  • Colæos (en grec ancien Κωλαῖος, « fourreau ») est un marchand, voyageur et marin explorateur samien grec du VIIe siècle av. J.-C. (fr)
  • Colaeus (Greek: Κωλαῖος) was an ancient Samian explorer and silver merchant, who according to Herodotus (Hdt. 4.152) arrived at Tartessos circa 640 B.C. In an era where most Greek traders were anonymous, Herodotus believed that Colaeus and Sostratus the Aeginetan were important enough to note. Colaeus was on a venture to Egypt when he was blown off course by a great storm through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar as far as Tartessus, south-western Spain. Tartessus had previously been unvisited by traders and Colaeus was able to obtain a cargo of metal and return it safely to Samos. Upon his return, he dedicated one tenth of his profits to his native goddess, Hera. It is widely believed that the storm was an invention by Colaeus to hide his trade route from (en)
  • Kolaios (griechisch Κωλαῖος; lateinisch Colaeus) war ein griechischer Händler, Seefahrer und Schiffseigner aus Samos. Laut Herodot (Hdt. IV 152) geriet er auf einer Fahrt von Griechenland nach Ägypten in einen Sturm und wurde bis hinter die „Säulen des Herakles“, d. h. die Meerenge von Gibraltar, getrieben. Als erster Grieche sei er im Hafen von Tartessos gelandet, jener silberreichen Stadt nahe dem heutigen Cádiz. Dort habe Kolaios einen äußerst gewinnbringenden Handel abschließen können, so dass er mit einem Profit von 60 Talenten in die Heimat zurückgekehrt sei. Ein Zehntel des Gewinns verwendete er für die Fertigung eines Greifenkessels, den er als Weihgeschenk dem Hera-Tempel in Samos stiftete. (de)
  • Coleo (en griego, Κωλαίος) fue un mercader y navegante jonio de mediados del siglo VII a. C., natural de la isla de Samos, que, según Heródoto de Halicarnaso, se hallaba en ruta hacia Egipto y, tras socorrer a los colonos tereos, fue arrastrado por los vientos hasta Tartessos, mercado virgen para los griegos, obteniendo una de las mayores ganancias que se recordaban en su momento (exceptuando las de Sóstrato de Egina), evaluadas en sesenta talentos, es decir, 150 kilogramos de plata. Con la décima parte de los beneficios, encargaron un magnífico exvoto en honor a la diosa Hera, patrona de Samos. (es)
  • In un'epoca in cui la maggior parte dei viaggiatori greci erano sconosciuti, Erodoto credette che Coleo e Sostrato di Egina fossero abbastanza importanti da essere menzionati nelle sue Storie. Coleo, durante il suo viaggio in Egitto, fu portato fuori rotta da una tempesta talmente forte, che lo trascinò fuori dal mar Mediterraneo, nell'Oceano Atlantico presso il sud-est della Spagna, presso la città di Tartesso. La città, che era già stata visitata da altri esploratori greci, permise a Coleo di ritornare a Samo con un carico di prezioso metallo, la cui decima parte verrà devoluta alla dea Era. (it)
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