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Croton
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(Κρότων, Krótōn, Lat. Croto[n]). City founded in around 733 BC by Achaean colonists under  Myscellus from Rhypae, in response to a Delphic oracle, on the eastern coast of  Bruttium in southern Italy (Antiochus, FGrH 555 F 10). In the 6th cent. BC, C. expanded at the expense of its neighbouring colonies: important milestones were the capture and destruction of Siris in the middle of t…

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Muggia, Anna (Pavia), “Croton”, 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 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e623710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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