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Insulae Aegates
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An archipelago between Lilybaeum and Carthage (modern Favignana and Levanza). In 250 BC the Carthaginian fleet anchored here when called to aid by Lilybaeum (Pol. 1,44,2). In 241 BC the naval battle between C. Lutatius Catulus and Hanno (Pol. 1,60,4ff.), which decided the First Punic War, took place within sight of Favignana [1. 248f.].


1 Huss.

R. J. A. Wilson, Sicily under the Roman Empire, 1990, 228, 393 no. 179

G. Purpura, in: SicA 15/48, 1982, 56f.; 18/57-58, 1985, 59-86

A. M. Fallico, Sicilia: XII. Fa…

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Manganaro, Giacomo (Sant' Agata li Battiata), “Insulae Aegates”, 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 21 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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