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  Magna Graecia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magna Graecia (Latin for "Greater Greece," Megalê Hellas/Μεγάλη Ελλάς in Greek) is the name of the area in the southern Italian peninsula that was colonised by Greek settlers in the 8th century BC, who brought with them the lasting imprint of their Hellenic civilization.
Magna Graecia was absorbed into the Roman Republic following the Pyrrhic War.
During the Early Middle Ages, following the Gothic War that was disastrous for the region, new waves of Byzantine Christian Greeks came to Magna Graecia from Greece and Asia Minor, as southern Italy remained loosely governed by the Eastern Roman Empire until the advent, first of the Lombards then of the Normans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Magna_Graecia   (538 words)

  
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MAGNA GRAECIA (i µey0eq `EXXas), the name given (first, apparently, in the 6th century B.C.) to the group of Greek cities along the coast of the " toe " of South Italy (or more strictly those only from Tarentum to Locri, along the east coast), while the people were called Italiotes ('IraXu:rrat).
In the war between Athens and Syracuse Magna Graecia took comparatively little part; Locri was strongly anti-Athenian, but Rhegium, though it was the headquarters of the Athenians in 427, remained neutral in 415.
Henceforth the history of Magna Graecia is only a record of the vicissitudes of Tarentum (q.v.).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /correction/edit?locale=en&content_id=42371   (879 words)

  
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At one time embracing the whole of the Greek world, Magna Graecia, or Megale Hellas, progressively shrank until in the Roman period it came to indicate the Greek inhabited areas of Italy from Cumae to Tarentum, the sense of the term that L. makes the object of her study.
Of course, the hellenism of Magna Graecia was originally the natural expression of the culture of the Greek colonists and their descendants.
The most interesting part of L.'s book is her depiction of the survival of hellenism in Magna Graecia, particularly in the Bay of Naples region, under the aegis of the Roman elite.[[5]] One aspect of this patronage involved the sponsorship of Greek games, such as the Sebasta at Naples, in whose success Nero was instrumental.
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 Magna Carta articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Magna Carta MAGNA CARTA [Magna Carta] or Magna Charta [Lat., = great charter], the most famous document of British constitutional history, issued by King John at Runnymede under compulsion from the barons and the church in June, 1215.
Either on this meadow or on nearby Charter Island, King John accepted the Magna Carta (1215), which is commemorated by a memorial.
There is also a memorial to John F. aids AIDS [aids] in feudalism, type of feudal due paid by a vassal to his suzerain (overlord).
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/07862.html   (475 words)

  
 Thurii articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thurii THURII [Thurii], ancient city of Magna Graecia, S Italy, in Bruttium, on the Gulf of Tarentum (now Taranto).
Magna Graecia MAGNA GRAECIA [Magna Graecia] [Latgreat Greece], Greek colonies of S Italy.
Sybaris SYBARIS [Sybaris], ancient city of Magna Graecia, S Italy, in Bruttium, on the Gulf of Tarentum (now Taranto).
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Thurii   (324 words)

  
 Floridian: Great art for everyday people
"Magna Graecia," at the Tampa Museum of Art, is an exhibit full of such artifacts, which, because of their historical significance or inherent beauty, are considered fine art and can be appreciated on those merits.
The objects span four centuries of Greek colonization in southern Italy and Sicily, and the distinctions between the objects from each era were, for their times, as obvious as those between Tiffany and Steuben glass or a Rodin sculpture and one by Henry Moore would be to us.
There are enough tantalizing hints in "Magna Graecia" to give us a sense of these people for whom the cult of perfection shaped every aspect of existence.
www.sptimes.com /2003/02/09/news_pf/Floridian/Great_art_for_everyda.shtml   (1345 words)

  
 Coins of Magna Graecia (ancient Greek Southern Italy and Sicily)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The ancient Magna Graecia or "Greater Greece" is the area West of modern Greece encompassing Southern Italy and Sicily.
The history of Magna Graecia is filled with great mecantile success, primarily due to the rich agricultural hinterland wrestled from the native peoples.
The history of Magna Graecia is one of great upheaval and tyrannical rule where great temples were built to sooth the souls of butchers of men; but their spirit was really in the loot.
www.artisopusgallery.com /coins   (342 words)

  
 Magna Graecia
Unlike Greek Sicily, Magna Graecia began to decline by 500 B.C., probably because of malaria and endless warfare among the colonies.
Metapontum - Metapontum, ancient city of Magna Graecia, on the Gulf of Taranto, SE Italy.
Thurii - Thurii, ancient city of Magna Graecia, S Italy, in Bruttium, on the Gulf of Tarentum (now...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0831147.html   (246 words)

  
 Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. - Antiquities
Magna Graecia Terracotta Bust of a Goddess, Archaic Period, late 6th to early 5th cent.
Magna Graecia Terracotta Head of a Goddess, Archaic Period, late 6th to early 5th cent.
Magna Graecia Terracotta Bust of a Goddess, Archaic Period, ca.
www.harlanjberk.com /antiquities/antqtext.asp?catheading=Terracotta   (131 words)

  
 CESERANI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the late eighteenth century Magna Graecia held a central place in the rediscovery of the Greeks and the birth of philhellenism.
But in the course of the nineteenth century, as histories of ancient Greece were written and grand-scale excavations were organised in mainland Greece, Magna Graecia was increasingly marginalised and re-conceptualised as colonial Greece.
This case study of Magna Graecia suggests how intertwined the issues of modern and ancient ethnicity are, not least in the instrumentalisation of classical concepts in modern ideological agendas.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/99mtg/abstracts/CESERANI.html   (545 words)

  
 Mute Grasshoppers : ancient Greek perception of the frontier in Magna Graecia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Consequently, the modern historian may use the concept of Frontier History ñ as it is used for the progressive conquest of American continentís territory, but making abstraction of its ideological content ñ to analyze the equally progressive conquest of territory by Greek colons.
Archaeology indicates in Magna Graecia the same process of progressive conquest of that by European colonization in the American continent.
This type of frontier is fluid, undefined, and related to a world where pioneers are always eager to conquer a larger territory in order to expand colonial possessions.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/05mtg/abstracts/Pollini.html   (462 words)

  
 Things to Do - Events - from TBO.com
The "Youth of Agrigento,'' the 2,500-year-old star of the Tampa Museum of Art's ""Magna Graecia'' exhibition, is a big box office draw.
""Magna Graecia'' ran for 10 weeks in Cleveland before it came to Tampa, and pulled in 25,000 viewers there.
""Magna Graecia,'' or ""Greater Greece,'' is historic in that it's the first time the 81 masterpieces of early Greek art have crossed the Atlantic.
ae.tbo.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=front_event_detail&eventID=2642   (1141 words)

  
 Università degli studi "Magna Graecia" - CATANZARO
Magna Græcia University was officially established in Catanzaro in January 1998.
Magna Græcia University is built around three main sites which house the juridical, medical and pharmaceutical faculties.
The building of a Campus is in progress outside of the centre, near Catanzaro Lido, not far from the sea, where the University will find very soon a single location to house all the Faculties.
oldweb.unicz.it /english.html   (634 words)

  
 CMA Exhibition Feature : Magna Graecia: Greek Art From South Italy and Sicily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Magna Graecia: Greek Art from South Italy and Sicily brings masterworks of Western Greek art from eight Italian archaeological museums to America for the first time.
The Greek colonization of South Italy and Sicily was a cultural "big bang." From the 8th through the 6th centuries BC they founded new cities similar to those they left behind but on a grander scale.
The Greeks called it "Megale Hellas" and the Romans "Magna Graecia"-- Great Greece! Join us as we explore the art and culture of Magna Graecia.
www.clevelandart.org /exhibcef/mgtampa/khtml/front.html   (142 words)

  
 Magna Graecia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Magna Graecia was the center of two philosophical groups in the 6th cent.
Through Cumae especially, the Etruscans of Capua and the Romans came into early contact with Greek civilization.
The following are the chief cities of Magna Graecia (those colonized from Greece, except Thurii and Elea, go back to the 8th or early 7th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/MagnaGra.html   (225 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.04.56
Syracuse impinges on the curriculum because it defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War and Dionysios the Elder is usually mentioned, but the cities of Magna Graecia are passed over swiftly if they are touched on at all.
Part of the reason is the lack of an accessible, good up-to-date book that surveys the cities of the western Greeks and summarizes current archaeological research in the region.
Their temples advertised the rule of the Olympians in an alien land where -- at least in Magna Graecia--the natives were often unfriendly and expansionist, particularly once they began to feel the pressure of their own increasing population.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-04-56.html   (2113 words)

  
 The Magna Graecia
In these colonies, that were then defenitely submitted by the Romans between 280and 265b.C., commerces, agriculture and handcraft flourished: furthermore, very important is the roll developed by these cities, spreading in Italy the Greek culture.
The earrings, that were the most frequent ornament among the Italiots, inhabitants of the Magna Graecia, have a great quantity of designs and solutions, in which the goldsmiths from "Taranto have showed a fantasy without limits.
In the fourth century a certain type of earring was very fashionable, it had the the shape of a gold leech, flanked by filigreed decorations and pendants.; very appreciated were also the models with the most singular forms, for example the one with an helix, like the one found in "Taranto" and reproduced in fig,1.
www.goldsmith.it /us/culturale/storia/grecia/greciaart.html   (297 words)

  
 Elea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elea was founded by Phocaean Greeks fleeing the Persian invasion of Ionia on the western coast of present-day Turkey.
It, together with the rest of the Greek colonies in southern coastal Italy, formed the so-called Magna Graecia, the Greek expansion into southern Italy, which began in the 8th century BC.
It remained independent longer than many Greek cities in Italy, finally becoming an ally of Rome around 273 BC, and, as a result of the Social War or Italian War, it gained the Roman franchise as a citizen municipium in 90-89 BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elea   (226 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy rediscovers Greek heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Its subject is Magna Graecia, or Greater Greece - the name given to parts of southern Italy colonised by the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago.
However, the local authorities are hoping that foreign visitors who come to visit the new exhibition may also be interested in seeing the recently uncovered remains nearby of the city of Scolacium.
That was the city the Romans built when they conquered Magna Graecia, and founded their colonies on the ruins of former Greek settlements.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4116006.stm   (613 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Magna Graecia (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
AllRefer.com - Magna Graecia (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia
Magna Graecia[mag´nu grE´shu] Pronunciation Key [Lat.,=great Greece], Greek colonies of S Italy.
Unlike Greek Sicily, Magna Graecia began to decline by 500
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/MagnaGra.html   (287 words)

  
 Creative Loafing - Weekly Planet Tampa: Arts: Feature: Greece Is The Word
HUMAN TOUCH: Among objects of art historical significance, Magna Graecia also includes compelling works with human imagery, like this terra cotta scene of a woman packing a chest (470-480 B.C.).
Not to diminish local pigskin pride, but in its own way Magna Graecia is the equivalent.
Magna Graecia (pronounced gre key ah), or Great Greece, is an exhibition of ancient Greek art from South Italy and Sicilian archaeological sites.
www.weeklyplanet.com /2003-02-12/art_feature.html   (1314 words)

  
 The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Getty Bookstore)
After colonizing the Aegean islands and the coast of Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks turned toward southern Italy and Sicily, driven by the unrest that troubled their homeland in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. The new arrivals brought with them their language, their cultural and religious traditions, and the institution of the polis.
The Greek Cities of Magna Graecia and Sicily presents an overview of Greek colonization in Italy and the principal historical events that took place in this area from the Archaic period until the ascendancy of the Romans.
Fausto Longo is a specialist in classical archaeology at the University of Lecce and doctor of research in archaeology at the University of Naples.
www.getty.edu /bookstore/titles/greekcities.html   (225 words)

  
 Magna Graecia B&b, Bed & Breakfasts Paestum, Italy Bed & Breakfasts, Campania Paestum
Magna Graecia is a luxury B&B situated in the area of the ancient Paestum, in the Gulf of Salerno.
Magna Graecia has become a second home for travellers looking for the ideal combination of quiet and hospitality during a short break or an extended holiday.
Likewise, it is the responsibility of advertisers to determine the suitability and credit worthiness of potential customers prior to any transaction.
www.realadventures.com /listings/1105774.htm   (250 words)

  
 Magna Graecia definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Magna Graecia definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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Mag·na Grae·cia ancient S Italy colonized by Greeks: in ancient times, the parts of southern Italy and Sicily that contained numerous Greek colonies
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 The Mystic Realm Of Graecia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I welcome you to my home, the city of Magna Graecia and hope you enjoy your stay.
Our city is like a crossroads between the plains of Duthlun, the marsh of Trebizond, The mountainous realm of Troas and the rest of the world.
Whether it's to find a new place to live, meeting someone or relaxing at the tavern, Everyone is welcome to the mystic woodland realm of Graecia.
groups.msn.com /TheMysticRealmOfGraecia   (149 words)

  
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575 B.C.,,limestone,,Museo Archeologico Nationale,,Palermo - Sicily,06/08/93,013,, Magna Graecia,,Temple C at Selinus (Selinunte): metopes: [L] Quadriga of Apollo; [C] Perseus slaying Medusa; [R] Herakles and the Kerkopes - ca.
560-550 B.C.,,limestone,,Museo Archeologico Nationale,,Palermo - Sicily,06/08/93,014,, Magna Graecia,,Temple C at Selinus (Selinunte): metopes: [L] Quadriga of Apollo; [C] Perseus slaying Medusa; [R] Herakles and the Kerkopes - ca.
460 B.C.,,,,Paestum,,Italy,06/12/93,033,, Magna Graecia,,Temple of Athena (Minerva) [aka.
rubens.anu.edu.au /htdocs/laserdisk/classical/classical.db   (6970 words)

  
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575 B.C.,,limestone,,Museo Archeologico Nationale,,Palermo - Sicily,06/08/93,/laserdisk/GREEK/013,, Magna Graecia,,Temple C at Selinus (Selinunte): metopes: [L] Quadriga of Apollo; [C] Perseus slaying Medusa; [R] Herakles and the Kerkopes - ca.
560-550 B.C.,,limestone,,Museo Archeologico Nationale,,Palermo - Sicily,06/08/93,/laserdisk/GREEK/014,, Magna Graecia,,Temple C at Selinus (Selinunte): metopes: [L] Quadriga of Apollo; [C] Perseus slaying Medusa; [R] Herakles and the Kerkopes - ca.
460 B.C.,,,,Paestum,,Italy,06/12/93,/laserdisk/GREEK/033,, Magna Graecia,,Temple of Athena (Minerva) [aka.
rubens.anu.edu.au /raid1/midjpg501Mb/classical/classical.db   (6968 words)

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