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Syracusae
(4,720 words)

(Συράκουσαι/Syrákousai, Lat. Syracusae). Syracuse, town on Sicily's southeast coast, modern Siracusa.

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I. Topography

Colony of Corinth (Colonization), founded in 734/3 BC. The place name is said to have derived from the swamp area of Lysimeleia, also called Συράκω/Syrákō (cf. Scymn. 280-282), which existed until the 20th cent. and was located west of the slim promontory, which, together with the island Ortygia facing it, constituted the original bridgehead settlement (inhabited fro…

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg), “Syracusae”, 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 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12225440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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