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(Ἀγύριον; Agýrion). Town of the  Siculi in the interior of  Sicily, 25 km north-east of Henna, modern Agira, with cult of  Heracles who reputedly visited A. (Diod. Sic. 4,24). At the beginning of the 4th cent. BC, it was settled with 20,000 citizens under the tyrant Agyris (Diod. Sic. 14,95). In 339 BC, Timoleon ousted the tyrant Apolloniades, initiated the settlement of 10,000 Greeks; brisk building activity ensued (Diod. Sic. 16,82 f.). Birth place of the historian  Diodorus. Bronze coins minted from the end of…

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Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata), “Agyrium”, 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 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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