(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 , 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  sea manoeuvres in 263 BC (Diod. 23,4,1).
E. Manni, Geografia fisica e politica della Sicilia antica, 1981, 62, 241 f.
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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence),
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.
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