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(Νακόνη; Nakónē). Town in Sicily (Philistus FGrH 556 F 26; Suda s.v. Νακώνη; Nakṓnē), probably in the hinterland between Segesta and Entella, not identified with a specific locale (cf. coin finds). Before 400 BC it was autonomous, then conquered by Campanian mercenaries who settled there (coins: ob. ΚΑΜΠΑΝΩΝ/KAMPANŌN, rv. ΝΑΚΩΝΑΙΩΝ/NAKŌNAIŌN; HN 158f.). After Timoleon's victory in 339 BC, N. and Entella became autonomous again. Cf. also the third of nine bronze tablets from Entella that included a resolution of the Naconaeans, in wh…

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Salsano, Deborah (Catania), “Nacone”, 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 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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