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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

(Lat. Agrigentum)was founded c.580 bc by the Geloans in central southern Sicily. One of the largest and richest Greek cities, it occupied a large bowl of land, rising to a lofty acropolis on the north side. Its early acquisition of power was owed to Phalaris, the first important Sicilian ... ...

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