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Lilybaeum
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(Λιλύβαιον/Lilýbaion, Λιλύβη/Lilýbē; Latin Lilybaeum, -on). Foothills (modern Capo Boeo) and town (modern Marsala) in the most western part of Sicily, c. 140 km from Carthage; founded by the Carthaginians and heavily fortified after the Punic base Motya had been destroyed in 397 BC by Dionysius I. The fortress defied repeated attacks by the Greeks (in 368 under Dionysius, in 277/76 under Py…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Falco, Giulia (Athens), “Lilybaeum”, 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 22 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e705450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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