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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Ancient writers distinguished three indigenous peoples—Sicans in central, Sicels in eastern, and Elymians in western Sicily. Thucydides (2) attributes an Iberian origin to the Sicans, an Italic to the Sicels, and a Trojan to the Elymians. Archaeologically there is no differentiation of culture matching the Sicel–Sican distinction.... ...

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