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Siris
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(Σῖρις; Sîris). City to the north of the mouth of the river of the same name (modern Sinni) at modern Policoro on the Ionios Kolpos (Gulf of Taranto), surrounded by fertile land (Archil. fr. 18 D.; Timaios FGrH 566 F 51 f.; Aristot. fr. 584 R.). Mythical founding by Trojans, historical founding c. 670 BC on top of a previous epichoric settlement by Colophon (under the name Polieion: Str. 6,1,14). S. was destroyed in about the middle of the 6th century BC by a coalition of Achaean co…

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Muggia, Anna (Pavia), “Siris”, 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 22 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1114220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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