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Syracusae/Syrakousai

Creators: R.J.A. Wilson
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Valeria Vitale, Kali Kocian, Rajas Pradhan, Jeffrey Becker, Adam Rabinowitz, Tom Elliott, Faith Lubeck, Jonathan Prag, Kali Kocian, Sean Gillies, David Mimno, Jeffrey Mayfield
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Last modified Jan 06, 2016 10:02 PM History
An important ancient city on the island of Sicily (BAtlas 47 G4 Syracusae)

http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/462503

settlement, temple, sanctuary, shrine, monument, tomb

Place Necropoli del Fusco by Valeria Vitale — last modified Jan 27, 2016 11:06 PM
The Fusco necropolis is the largest and oldest burial area in Greek Syracuse. Located within contrada Canalicchio, the site was excavated by Paolo Orsi in 1893.
Place Roman Forum at Syracuse by Valeria Vitale — last modified Jan 29, 2016 10:56 PM
The area, roughly situated between the island of Ortygia and the district of Acradina, was used as an agora and, in later years, as the forum of the city of Syracuse. It is now a public park where ancient ruins are still visible.
Place So-called Roman Gymnasium at Syracuse by Valeria Vitale — last modified Jan 28, 2016 12:15 PM
A monumental complex in the ancient city of Syracuse, probably built around the first century AD. It was initially identified as a gymnasium or a thermal bath; it includes the ruins of a theatre, a quadriporticus, and a temple.
Place Catacomba di San Giovanni by Valeria Vitale — last modified Jan 28, 2016 11:47 AM
Ancient catacombs in the city of Siracusa, built between AD 315 and 360. The main gallery re-purposes parts of an earlier aqueduct.
Place Altar of Hieron II by Valeria Vitale — last modified Jan 30, 2016 11:09 AM
A monumental altar built around the third century B.C. that was probably dedicated to Zeus Eleutherios. Remains of the altar are located in the archaeological area of Neapolis in Syracuse, Sicily.
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.

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 47 G4 Syracusae

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Siracusa/Syracuse

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Wilson, R.. "Places: 462503 (Syracusae/Syrakousai)". Pleiades. <http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/462503> [Accessed: May 28, 2016 11:59 am]

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