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Sicilia (island)

Creators: R.J.A. Wilson Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 23, 2016 04:25 PM History
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has been the site of human habitation since ca. 8,000 BC. In historical terms Sicily has seen important settlement activity connected to numerous culture groups - Punic, Carthaginian, Greek, Roman, Vandalic, Ostrogothic, Byzantine, Arabic, and Norman.

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Place Himeras (river) by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified May 28, 2016 09:22 PM
Himeras fl. (modern Salso or Imera Meridionale) is a river of Sicily. Two ancient rivers named Himeras cause some confusion, as one (modern Fiume Grande) flowed south to north emptying into the Tyrrhenian Sea while the other flowed north to south, emptying into the Gulf of Gela.
Place Palikoi/Palicorum Stagna by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 18, 2013 07:44 PM
A pair of boiling lakes in Sicily, whose effervescence was attributed to the divine agency of the Palikoi.
Place Artemision by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Aug 07, 2015 11:52 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 unlocated Artemision
Place Capitium by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 13, 2015 03:04 PM
Capitium was an ancient settlement in the Monti Nebrodi of Sicily.
Place Borgellusa di Avola by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Mar 23, 2016 04:24 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 G5 Borgellusa di Avola
Place Adranon? by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Mar 15, 2016 03:55 PM
An indigenous center of the eighth to fourth centuries B.C. that became Hellenized.
Place Geraci by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified May 07, 2014 11:56 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E4 Geraci
Place Lilybaeum Pr. by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 30, 2013 10:35 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 A3 Lilybaeum Pr.
Place Camarina by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:07 PM
Camarina was founded by Syracuse in 599 B.C., but subsequently destroyed in 552 B.C. The city was re-founded by Gela in 461 B.C. Carthage razed the site in 405 B.C., but Timoleon restored it in 339 B.C. From the late third century B.C. the town fell under Roman administration.
Place S. Agata di Campobello di Mazara by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified May 08, 2014 11:42 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 B3 S. Agata di Campobello di Mazara
Place Pan(h)ormus by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 22, 2015 08:40 PM
First founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz, Pan(h)ormus (modern Palermo) was an important ancient city of the Greek, Roman, and Arabic civilizations.
Place Pirrera by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 15, 2015 02:53 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 F5 Pirrera
Place Akragas/Agrigentum by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jan 21, 2016 03:26 PM
An ancient city on the island of Sicily, now known as Agrigento. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Place Elymi by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified May 23, 2014 08:49 PM
The Elymians were an indigenous people inhabiting western Sicily during the Bronze Age and the first millennium BC.
Place Pelorus/Regium Pr. by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Sep 19, 2015 12:30 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 H2 Pelorus/Regium Pr.
Place Crimisus (river) by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Mar 02, 2016 06:36 PM
A river of western Sicily.
Place Menai by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 08, 2015 09:16 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 F4 Menai
Place Epipolai by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 25, 2015 10:31 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 G4 Epipolai
Place Eryx by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jan 16, 2016 01:19 PM
An ancient, indigenous settlement of western Sicily, likely inhabited by the Elymians.
Place Asinius (river) by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified May 16, 2015 06:45 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 G3 Asinius fl.
Place Abolla by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jun 08, 2014 03:34 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 G5 Abolla
Place Misterbianco by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 03, 2013 06:07 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 G3 Misterbianco
Place Mesopotamium by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 15, 2015 10:02 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E5 Mesopotamium
Place Cozzo Cicirello by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 15, 2015 10:05 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E4 Cozzo Cicirello
Place Iurato by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 15, 2015 10:05 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E5 Iurato
Place Capodicasa by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 15, 2015 10:07 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E5 Capodicasa
Place Boukra Akra by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 15, 2015 02:44 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E5 Boukra Akra
Place Villasmundo by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Mar 25, 2016 11:58 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 G4 Villasmundo
Place Acrae by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Sep 29, 2015 10:25 AM
Akrai, an ancient city of Sicily, originated as a colony founded by Syracuse in 664 BC, making it the first of the city's three colonial foundations.
Place Sicilia (Roman province) by J.J. Wilkes — last modified Jan 22, 2013 11:32 PM
The Roman province of Sicilia (Sicily) was initially organized in 241 BC as a territory with a proconsular governor. The territory fell to the Vandals in AD 440 but was reclaimed by the Byzantines.
Place Rocca Argenteria by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Feb 07, 2016 10:56 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 C3 Rocca Argenteria
Place Bitalemi by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 16, 2015 11:00 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E4 Bitalemi
Place Mazara by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 21, 2015 04:26 PM
An ancient settlement located on the western coast of Sicily.
Place Mollarella by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 16, 2015 11:49 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 D4 Mollarella
Place Canale di Naro by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 16, 2015 12:32 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 D4 Canale di Naro
Place Cignana by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 16, 2015 12:33 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 D4 Cignana
Place Drepanum by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jan 16, 2016 04:33 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 A2 Drepanum
Place Leontini by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 21, 2015 04:42 PM
A Greek colonial city founded by Naxians in 729 BC, Leontini was reduced by Hippocrates of Gela in 498 BC. Following the Sicilian Expedition, the city became subject to Syracuse. In Roman times it may have been of little importance and was destroyed by the Saracens in AD 848.
Place Monte Artesino di Nicosia by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jan 30, 2016 11:06 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E3 Monte Artesino di Nicosia
Place Manfria by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 16, 2015 11:17 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E4 Manfria
Place Mura Pregne by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 04, 2014 12:58 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 D3 Mura Pregne
Place Assorus by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 13, 2015 04:35 PM
Assorus was a settlement of the Siculi in interior Sicily that never received a Greek colony.
Place Monte Alburchia di Gangi by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jan 19, 2016 06:17 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E3 Monte Alburchia di Gangi
Place Africum Mare by Mary E. Downs — last modified Apr 27, 2015 11:02 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 1 D3/F3 Africum Mare
Place Euryelos by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Jan 06, 2016 10:05 PM
A fortress built by Dionysius the Elder 9 km west of Syracuse.
Place Amestratus by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Feb 19, 2016 02:33 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 E3 Amestratus
Place Hybla Heraia by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 25, 2015 09:51 AM
Hybla Heraia (modern Ragusa) was an indigenous center of ancient Sicily that came into contact with Greek and, later, Roman and Byzantine cultures.
Place Montagnoli by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 25, 2015 02:41 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 B3 Montagnoli
Place Rocca Nadore by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Nov 25, 2015 02:42 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 C3 Rocca Nadore
Place Monte Caltafaraci by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 16, 2015 12:35 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 D4 Monte Caltafaraci

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 47 C3 Sicilia

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