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Tauromenium
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(Ταυρομένιον/Tauroménion, Lat. Tauromenium; present-day Taormina). Town on the east coast of Sicily, 5 km north of Naxos [2], on the eastern slope of Mt. Tauros (250 m above sea-level), on the via Pompeia from Messana [1] to Catane. The town of T. was built in 396 BC at a place where the Siculi had settled as early as the 8th cent. BC (Diod. Sic. 14,88,1; necropolis of Cocolonazzo) and where, for the 6th cent. BC, there is evidence of Greek settlers (Scymn. …

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M.C.L., Klaus, “Tauromenium”, 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 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1201760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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