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  List of battles 1400 BC-AD 600
Battle of Himera The Carthaginians under Hamilcar are defeated by the Greeks of Sicily, led by Gelon of Syracuse.
316 BC Battle of Lautulae The Romans are defeated by the Samnites.
225 BC Battle of Faesulae The Romans are defeated by the Gauls of Northern Italy.
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The Battle of Elleporus 389 BC The Battle of Tegyra 385 BC The Battle of Naxos 376 BC The Battle of Leuctra 371 BC in central Greece
Siege of Tyre, 332 BC Battle of Megalopolis 331 BC, revolt of Sparta
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 BTourinsicily.com: Travel notes about our Sicily tour
In 247 BC it was occupied by the Romans.
BC historian Thucydides the ancient city was founded in 734-733 BC by a group of Corinthian settlers led by the oecist Archias.
BC and led to the foundation of the colonies of Akrai (663 BC), Kasmenai (643) and Kamarina (598), which were to assume a role of primary importance in the defence of the surrounding territory.
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 Himera - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Himera, ancient city of Italy, on the northern coast of Sicily, not far from the modern city of Palermo.
The Carthaginians first arrived on the island in 536 bc, but because of the growing wealth and power of the Greek cities, they were long confined to...
Himera (Greek : Ἱμέρα), was an important ancient Greek city of Sicily, situated on the north coast of the island, at the mouth of the river of the same name (the modern...
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 Himera - Encyclopedia.com
Himera, ancient city on the north coast of Sicily, founded by Greeks in the 7th cent.
BC Here in 480 BC (a traditional date) forces led by Gelon routed the Carthaginians led by Hamilcar.
XVIII, 6, 6) or Amilcar, the commander defeated in Himera in 480 BC (Herod.
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 Sicily - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In a battle at Himera in 480 BC the Carthaginian army was completely routed by Gelon, and the Carthaginian leader, Hamilcar, was slain.
In 410 BC war was renewed between Carthaginians and Greeks for possession of the island.
In 246 BC Carthaginian Sicily became a Roman province, as did the rest of the island in 210 bc.
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 Hiero I - MSN Encarta
Hiero I (died 466 bc), tyrant of ancient Syracuse (478-466 bc), successor to his brother Gelon.
Hiero, known for his military craft, had, before his accession to power, distinguished himself at the battle of Himera in 480 bc.
In 472 bc the Syracusan army defeated Thrasydaeus, ruler of Akragas (modern Agrigento), and Hiero became supreme ruler of the island.
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 Sicily - ninemsn Encarta
The Carthaginians first arrived on the island in 536 bc, but because of the growing wealth and power of the Greek cities, they were long confined to the north-west; the principal Carthaginian colonies were Panormus, Motya, and Solois.
The Carthaginians were successful, but the vigorous reign (405-367 bc) of the tyrant Dionysius the Elder at Syracuse put a check to Carthaginian conquest.
In 246 bc Carthaginian Sicily became a Roman province during the first Punic War, as did the rest of the island in 210 bc.
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 Selinunte and the archaeological park by BlueStone Tourism Services
In the centre of this vast zone of the ancient temenos is the grandiose Temple C. This was begun in 560 BC and, having collapsed, it was re-erected, with the usual process of anastylosis.
BC, dedicated to the goddess Demeter, the bringer of fruits), together with Temple M, which may have stood by a sacred 6th c.
BC fountain that was fed by a near- by spring.
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 Siracusa Sicily and Ortigia Island by BlueStone Tourism Services
It is protected on the most exposed W side by three deep ditches, with a series of ingenious underground passages and 280 narrow tunnels that enabled the defending soldiers to reorganize without being seen by the enemy and rapidly confront him.
BC) is represented by material from Caltagirone, Cassibile and also Pantàlica, which was one of the most advanced civilizations in the period between 1270 and 650 BC, as testified by some items of extraordinarily fine workmanship, such as the burnished red ceramics and the refined metal objects, jewels, mirrors and fibulae.
BC) and a funeral statue with an inscription recording the name of the dead man (Samb roditas the doctor, son of Madrokles).
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 Himera - Qwika
Imera (Himera) Greek colony was one of Sicilia.
Battle of the Bagradas River Battle of Himera (311 BC) C Second Battle of Capua...
Battle of the Crimissus H Battle of Himera (480 BC)
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 Perseus Site Catalog
The material remains are impressive, particularly the stone metopes and terracotta gorgoneia from Temple C (now in the Palermo Museum) and the massive, unfinished Temple G, attributed to Apollo and one of the largest Greek temples ever attempted.
However, there is evidence of mostly amicable relations between the colonists of Himera and Selinus and the Punic colonists to their west.
Further, Hamilcar of Carthage, called in by the tyrants of Himera and Rhegion, counted upon the aid of Selinus against Theron of Akragas and Gelon of Syracuse in the Battle of Himera (480 BC).
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 Himera: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
BOOK THREE Himera I. GREATER even than Dionysius...us that the name of their city was Himera and that it had been founded by the people...
479 " Expulsion of the Persians from Greece; battle of...Rhomaios at Corcyra 1911-1920, of Marconi at Acragas and Himera 1924-1941, and of Schede and Krencker at Ancyra and Aezani...
HIMERA him r, ancient city on the north coast of Sicily, founded by Greeks in the 7th cent.
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 Termini Imerese, Himera, Caccamo - Best of Sicily
It is believed that the survivors of the battle fled to either Termini or Caccamo (famous for its Norman castle), and founded the two towns or developed existing settlements.
The ruins of ancient Himera (Imera), famous for the remains of the Temple of Victory, are located in a coastal plain at the mouth of the Imera River about 14 kilometers east of Termini off of State Road 113 (SS113), in the district called Buonfornello.
Himera's Doric temple is interesting, though it is less spectacular than the temples of Segesta and Agrigento.
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 History of Agrigento
The city was founded as Akragas (named after the nearby river) around 582 BC by a group of colonists from Gela, who themselves were the immediate descendants of Greeks from Rhodes and Crete.
Akragas flourished under Phalaris (570-554 BC), and developed further under Theron (488-471 BC), whose troops participated in the Battle of Himera in 480 BC, defeating the Carthaginians.
The Greek poet Pindar (518-438 BC) described Akragas as "the most beautiful city of the mortals." Akragas' most famous citizen was the philosopher and scientist Empedocles (490-430 BC).
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The Carthaginians first arrived on the island in 536 bc, but because of the growing wealth and power of the Greek cities, they were long confined to the northwest; the principal Carthaginian colonies were Panormus (modern Palermo), Motya, and Solois.
The chief events of the Roman history of Sicily were the two insurrections of slaves, in 135–132 bc and in 102–99 bc; the infamous propraetorship of the Roman politician Gaius Verres (d.
43 bc) between 74 and 70 bc; occupation of the island in 42 bc by the Roman soldier Pompey the Younger (75?–35 bc); conquest by the Vandals under
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 Carthago -- History and Mythology
The Carthaginian engagement of the Sicilian Greeks in 480 BC at the same time as the Persians under Xerxes were invading Greece seems to have been part of a coordinated plan that met with failure.
Eventually Scipio defeated Hannibal too at the battle of Zama (an unidentified site to the South West of Carthage in the kingdom of Numidia) in 202 BC, and Carthage became a dependent of Rome, having to pay heavy war reparations and dismantle her military might.
Carthage's subsequent revival of fortune in the first half of the 2nd C. BC led Rome to decide to neutralize the potential threat posed by Carthage once and for all by destroying the city and annexing its territory.
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 Archaeology Wordsmith
In 403 BC, it was destroyed by Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, and its territory given to the Sicels.
It was colonized by the Greeks between 8th-6th centuries BC, with cities such as Syracuse, Leontini, Naxos, Megara, Agragas, and Selinus.
Sicily came into conflict with the Phoenician colony of Carthage early on and in the battle at Himera in 480 BC, the Syracusan fleet (Syracuse was Sicily's capital) beat the Carthaginians.
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Between 237 BC and his death, he conquered most of the S and E of the peninsula.
Hamilcar, son of Gisgo and grandson to Hanno the Great, led a campaign against Agathocles of Syracuse between 311 BC and 307 BC in the Third Sicilian War, before his capture and execution.
ELip Hamilcar was a Carthaginian commander whose greatest achievement was winning the Battle of Drepanum in 249 BC during the First Punic War.
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 The Battle of Kleidi Pass, 28 July 1014 (DBA Battle Scenario)
Battle of Himera, 480 B.C. With mainland Greece occupied with its Persian Wars, the Carthaginians thought that with they would face little problem in conquering the Greek colonies on Sicily.
The Greek is the attacker and deploys first in front of his camp minus the 3 extra elements that deploy in the BUA as the garrison of Himera, with the LH element dismounted.
Battle of Himera 409 B.C. Hoping to avenge their defeat in 480 BC, the Carthaginians under Hannibal, grandson of Hamilcar, tried a more vigorous campaign in 409 B.C., during which they destroyed a number of Greek cities and finally laid siege to Himera.
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 Hotel Como - Siracusa - Arenella Fontane Bianche
A temple erected in the 6C BC was replaced by a temple dedicated to Athena, honouring the goddess with some of the profits from the fateful and decisive defeat of the Carthaginians at Himera (480 BC), in the 7C AD, the temple was incorporated i
The Temple of Apollo, built in the 6C BC, is the oldest peripteral Doric temple (that is, enclosed by columns) in Sicily.
The singular limestone figure of the Mother-goddess nursing twins (6C BC) was recovered from the necropolis at Megara Hyblaea.
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 Battle of Salamis - Free net encyclopedia
Artemisia strength1=371 ships strength2=1207 ships casualties1=40 ships casualties2=200 ships }} Template:Campaignbox Greco-Persian Wars The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia, fought in September, 480 BC in the straits between Piraeus and Salamis, a small island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.
The battle of Salamis was one of the most decisive battles of all time because it ensured that the Western civilization would be a major force in the world.
The battle was supposedly fought on the same day as the Battle of Himera.
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 Greeks versus Persians
Sometime in the eighth century BC, the Spartans had determined to meet the challenge of land-hunger, not by trade and colonization, like the Athenians, but by expansion at the expense of their neighbors, the Messenians.
By 494 BC the Ionian city of Miletus, which had rebelled against Persian rule was subdued and its population deported.
In 454 BC the Athenians removed the treasury of the League from the island of Delos to Athens and assumed the right to determine autocratically the uses to which the common funds were to be put.
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 Wars of Carthage and Syracuse
Although decisively defeated by Syracuse and its allies at the battle of Himera in 480 BC, the city-state of Carthage continued to enjoy remarkable economic prosperity.
After seizing Himera in a furious assault and slaughtering its inhabitants, the victorious Carthaginian leader returned to Carthage, leaving his forces in firm control of the entire area to the north and west of the captured cities.
Syracuse was reduced to a sphere of dominance in eastern Sicily, and events were set in motion for the appearance of a new and overwhelming player on the scene: the Roman Empire.
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 The Battle of Himera
Herodotus maintains that Hamilcar, unable to obtain a favorable omen during his many sacrifices that day and having heard that his army was on the brink of defeat, leaped into the flames.
The battle serves as a classic example of ancient greek bias, and the storytelling, literary, anti-barbarian, pro-Greece style of Herodotus.
Carthage could not possibly muster a mercenary army of 300000 men, and would not contribute the Carthaginian militia (if it still existed) for the purpose of supporting a dynastic puppet; Theron of Akragas.
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 The Cockpit of Europe: wars, battles, and military history of the Balkans and the Balkan peoples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the great battle of Forum Trebonii, the emperor's son was slain during the Roman assault, but the first line of King Cniva¿s Goths was shattered, so too the second.
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Battle of Plevna 1877 Wednesday, 10/30/02, 11:46 AM prior to the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 Plevna was a small and unknown town without fortifications.
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 Agrigento information - Search.com
The city was sacked by both the Romans and the Carthaginians in the 3rd century BC – the Romans in 262 BC and the Carthaginians in 255 BC.
The Romans eventually captured Akragas in 210 BC and renamed it Agrigentum, although it remained a largely Greek-speaking community for centuries thereafter.
The largest by far is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, built to commemorate the Battle of Himera (480 BC) and believed to have been the largest Doric temple ever built.
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 Siracusa (SR)
BC historian Thucydides the ancient city was founded in 734-733 BC by a group of Crinthian settlers led by the oecist Archias.
His successor Hieronymus entered insteadinto an alliance with the Carthaginians but in the end had to yield to the Romans who conquered and sacked Syracuse in 213 BC and made it part of the Province of Sicily, permiting it however to maintain role of capital city.
BC elevated to a Cathedral by Bishop Zosimo, dedicated to Madonna del Piliere.
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