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Sagra
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(Sagra, -ae, fem.). Small river in Bruttium, south of Caulonia, modern Turbolo, where, c. 560 BC, the Locri [2] were victorious over a numerically far superior force from Croton, allegedly with the assistance of the Dioscuri (Str. 6,1,10; Cic. Nat. D. 2,6; 3,11; Plin. HN 3,95; Plut. Aemilius Paullus 25,1); hence the saying 'truer than the events at the S.' (Paroem. 1,36). Str. (loc. cit.) mentions the existence of altars of the Dioscuri on the S.

Bibliography

R. van Compernolle, Ajax et les Dioscures au sécours des Locriens sur les rives de la S., in: J…

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Lombardo, Mario (Lecce), “Sagra”, 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 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1027580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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