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(Ἴταλος; Ítalos). Important figure in the mythological-factual history of settlement and eponym of Italy (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1,35,1; Verg. Aen. 1,533; Steph. Byz. s.v. Ἰταλία). Aristotle ascribes to the king and legislator of the Oenotrians, the later Italici, (Antiochus, FGrH 555 F 5f.) the establishing of syssitiae and of agriculture (Aristot. Pol. 1329b 8-20; [1]). I. (Thuc. 6,2,4), or his son Sicelus (Philistus, FGrH 556 F 46), is also regarded as king of the Siculi, who had been expelled from Italy. As king of Sicily he…

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Rottler, Christoph (Tübingen), “Italus”, 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 16 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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