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date: 14 July 2020

Acragas (Lat. Agrigentum, mod. Agrigento) 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Arthur Geoffrey WoodheadArthur Geoffrey Woodhead, Roger J. A. WilsonRoger J. A. Wilson

was founded c.580 bc by the Geloans (see gela) in Sican territory in central southern Sicily. One of the most substantial Hellenic cities in size and affluence, it occupied a large bowl of land, rising to a lofty acropolis on the north and protected on the other by a ridge. Its early acquisition of power was owed to the tyrant ... ...

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