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Magna Graecia

By November 6, 2007

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Magna Graecia was an area of Greek settlement in southern Italy from shortly before the date the Romans set for the founding of the city of Rome. Wealth, philosophers and Olympics star Milo of Croton came from Megale Hellas, as it was known to the Greeks. Colonists from Corinth settled in Syracuse, the birthplace of Archimedes. Pithecussae, Cumae, Tarentum, Metapontum, Sybaris, Croton, Locri Epizephyri, and Rhegium were some of the cities.
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December 12, 2007 at 11:37 pm
(1) Billy Cotsis says:

Hi, interesting blog and its good to see information about Magna Graecia out there. I have also written an article on Megale Hellas from my visit there, feel free to check it out on my blog, its on page 2 of the home page: http://www.herculean.wordpress.com/ Billy.

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