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Centuripae
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(Κεντόριπα; Kentóripa, Lat. Centuripa(e), Centuripinum). Siculan town 30 km south-west of the volcano Mt.  Aetne [1] (height 726 m) in a strategically important location between the plain of Catana and the interior. In 414-413 BC affiliation with Athens (Thuc. 6,94,3; 7,32). Involved in the events at the times of Dionysius, Timoleon, Agathocles, and Hieron II. In the First Punic War, C. signed a peace treaty with Rome in 263 BC (Diod. Sic. 23,4). Within the Roman province of Sicilia, C. was one of only a few civitates l…

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Patané, Rosario (Catania), “Centuripae”, 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 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e612320>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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