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Segesta
(657 words)

[German version]

[1] City in Sicily

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(Σέγεστα/Ségesta, Ἔγεστα/É gesta, Αἵγεστα/Haígesta). City (elevation 318 m) of the Elymi, like Entella and Eryx [1] in the west of Sicily (with map), 10 km to the southwest of Castellammare; the acropolis towers over the city to the northwest on Monte Bàrbaro (431 m). In traditional rivalry with Selinus [4] (earliest verifiable conflict 580/576 BC; Diod. Si…

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Falco, Giulia (Athens), Mennella, Giovanni (Genoa) and Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Segesta”, 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 26 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1106660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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