(Φωκαῖαι/Phokaîai). Unidentified quarter (χωρίον/chōríon) of the city of Leontini. Some aristocrats from Leontini, who had gone away and settled in Syracuse (Syracusae) but then left again because of conflicts, withdrew to Ph. and the nearby fortress of Bricinniae in 422 BC. Many of the democrats previously driven out of Leontini also soon gathered here in order to take up the fight with Syracuse (Thuc. 5,4,4).
E. Manni, Geografia fisica e politica della Sicilia antica, 1981, 218.
▲ Back to top ▲
Cite this page
Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and
Falco, Giulia (Athens),
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 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e923450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510