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Xiphonia
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(Ξιφωνία; Xiphōnía). Port (Scyl. 13) and headland (Str. 6,2,2) on the eastern coast of Sicily on an elongated  sword-like (cf. ξίφος/xíphos, 'sword') peninsula in the east of Megara [3], on which the king Frederick II  founded the city of Augusta in the 13th cent. X. played an important part in connection with Hannibal's [2] sea manoeuvres in 263 BC (Diod. 23,4,1).

Bibliography

E. Manni, Geografia fisica e politica della Sicilia antica, 1981, 62, 241 f.

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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence), “Xiphonia”, 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 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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