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Menaenum, Menae
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(Μέναινον/Ménainon, Μέναι/Ménai). A pólis in Sicily, founded by Ducetius in 459 BC (Diod. Sic. 11,78,5), modern Mineo, 15 km to the east of Caltagirone. In 396 BC occupied by Dionysius [1] I (Diod. Sic. 14,78,7). After the Roman conquest first civitas decumana (Cic. Verr. 2,3,102), then stipendiaria (Plin. nat. 3,91). In late antiquity M. was a base of the Sicilian thêma. Taken by the Arabs in 830. - Small bronze finds from the time after the Roman conquest, as well as coins.


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Messina, Aldo (Triest), “Menaenum, Menae”, 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 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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