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Motya
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Colonization | Phoenicians, Poeni

(Μοτύα, Μοτύη; Motýa, Motýē). Phoenician-Carthaginian settlement on an island (c. 45 ha) in the lagoon 8 km to the north of Marsala, modern Mozia on San Pantaleo. With Solus and Panormus, M. was the last fortress held by the Phoenicians in their retreat from the Greeks in western Sicily (Thuc. 6,2,6; own coins inscribed in Greek and Phoenician in the 5th and 4th cents. BC: HN 157f.) and was conquered and destroyed by Dionysius [1] in 397 BC (Diod. 14,47-53), in the following year regai…

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Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) and Falco, Giulia (Athens), “Motya”, 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 11 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e810570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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