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[German version]

Hellenized town of the  Siculi in the interior of Sicily between Henna and Agyrium (Diod. Sic. 14,78,6) north of Dittáino (ancient  Chrysas; personification on Roman coins from A.), modern Assoro. Listed among the Delphian  theorodokoi in around 200 BC. From the fanum on the road to Henna,  Verres tried in vain to steal the statue of Chrysas (Cic. Verr. 2,4,96).


L. Bernarbò Brea, Assoro, in: Notizie degli scavi di antichità, 1947, 249f.

R. Calciati (ed.), Corpus Nummorum Siculorum 3, 1987, 259f.

G. C. Gentil…

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Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata), “Assorus”, 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 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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