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  Syracuse, Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syracuse was founded in 734 or 733 BC by Greek settlers from Corinth, led by the oecist Archias, who called it Sirako, referring to a nearby swamp.
In 1194 Henry VI of Swabia occupied Syracuse.
The 17th century destruction changed forever the appearance of Syracuse, as well as the entire Val di Noto, whose cities were rebuilt along the typical lines of Sicilian Baroque, considered one of the most typical expressions of art of Southern Italy.
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 Syracuse, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syracuse was named after the original Syracuse, a city on the eastern coast of Sicily, Italy, which shares some similarities with this one, including a formerly-important salt industry and a neighboring town of Salina.
Syracuse is also home to many regional offices of the United States Government, such as the main office of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Syracuse University was chartered in 1870 as a Methodist-Episcopal institution; it has grown from a few classrooms located in downtown Syracuse into a major research institution.
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 Syracuse, city, Italy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
B.C. Hiero’s reign was relatively peaceful and prosperous, but after his death Syracuse suffered catastrophically when it abandoned its traditional ally Rome in favor of Carthage, in the second of the Punic Wars.
B.C. and was sacked; Syracuse thence was reduced to the status of a provincial town.
B.C.) in Syracuse, directed the defense of the city against the Romans and was killed during the sack of the city.
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 Siracusa, Syracuse - Sicilia - Italy
Syracuse is situated on the eastern coast of Sicily and is the capital of the province of the same name.
According to legend (possibly created by Caravaggio), tyrant Dionysius used the cave as a prison for political dissidents, and by means of the acoustics eavesdropped on the plans and secrets of his captives.
The Anfiteatro Romano, the third largest in Italy, was built in the 3rd century BC for the fights of gladiators.
www.italyworldclub.com /sicilia/siracusa/siracusa.htm   (677 words)

  
 Syracuse, Italy
Syracuse, capital of the province of the same name and the see of an archbishop, lies on the south coast of Sicily, partly on an island off the coast.
Syracuse thereby became the capital of an east Sicilian state and enjoyed a period of great prosperity, coupled with rigorous measures such as the re-settlement in Syracuse of people from Gela or Kamarina.
In 751 Syracuse was removed from the jurisdiction of the Pope and placed under the control of the Patriarch of Constantinople.
www.planetware.com /italy/syracuse-i-si-sy.htm   (1802 words)

  
 Sicily, Italy (Photo Archive)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Greek and Phoenician interests, the former expressed mostly by the rulers of Syracuse, the latter by Cartage, soon collided violently, and for centuries Sicily was regularly ravaged by war, between the the cities of Greek origin and Cartage or between the Greek cities themselves.
Syracuse was the last part to be taken in 212 BCE after the death of Hiero II.
Italy was united, but as a kingdom under the king of Piedmont and Sardinia, who now became king of Italy.
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 Search Results for "Syracuse"
Syracuse University, main campus at Syracuse, N.Y.; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1871.
Syracuse is noted for its research programs in government and industry;...
368-344 B.C., tyrant of Syracuse, son of Dionysius the Elder.
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 LINGUAVIVA - Syracuse | courses | study
Syracuse is known as the greatest classical Greek city outside of Athens, full of history and art, expressing all the variety and all the cultural richness of Sicily.
Syracuse is a seaport, and you will find the sea walls lined with caf├ęs where students, travellers and locals gather to talk and to watch the sunset each evening.
Syracuse hosts a rich program of shows, exhibitions and cultural events, and in the historic centre there is usually an event every weekend.
www.infohub.com /vacation_schools/294.html   (1025 words)

  
 Learn Italian in Syracuse, Italian language school Syracuse, Italy
Today, Syracuse is divided between the modern part, on the mainland, and the ancient island centre of Syracuse — known as Ortigia.
Syracuse is a beautiful location in which to learn Italian, as well as a wonderful base from which to explore the rest of Sicily.
Our Italian language school in Syracuse is located in a beautifully restored 15th century building, in the heart of the ancient city of Syracuse.
www.applelanguages.com /en/learn/italian/italy/syracuse.php   (647 words)

  
 Syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Situated partly on an island off the Sicilian east coast, the town of Syracuse is separated by a narrow channel from the Sicilian mainland.
The modern town and the principal remains of the ancient city are located on the mainland, while the old town lies on the island.
During his reign Syracuse rose to become the most powerful Greek city, boasting a population of half a million.
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 Syracuse - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Province of Italy in Sicily;; capital Syracuse; area 2,109 sq km/814 sq mi; population (2000 est) 403,500.
{134} The names Syra and Ortygia, on which island a great part of the Doric Syracuse was originally built, suggest that even in Odyssean times there was a prehistoric Syracuse, the existence of which was known to the writer of the poem.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Syracuse   (211 words)

  
 (15) Syracuse, Sicily (Italy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gelon, tyrant of Gela, captured Syracuse and transferred his capital there in 485 B.C. With his defeat of the Carthaginians in the Battle of Himera in 480 B.C. he acquired considerable wealth, which resulted in the massive production of these tetradrachms.
She was transformed into the fresh water nymph of the island of Ortygia, the earliest settled portion of Syracuse.
Although the coin dates from the Early Classical period, it retains characteristics of the Archaic style, in the linear, patterned detail of the bodies of the charioteer and horses on the obverse and in the almond eye and Archaic smile of Arethusa on the reverse.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/015.html   (215 words)

  
 Syracuse, Italy Encyclopedia Article @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After a brief period under the rule of Epirus, Hiero II seized power in 275 BC.
Christianism spread in the city through the efforts of St.
In 1038 the Byzantine general George Maniaces reconquered the city, sending the relics of St. Lucy to Constantinople.
localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Syracuse,_Italy   (2145 words)

  
 Fall and rise of Syracuse - Italy - Europe - World - Travel - theage.com.au
Syracuse was one of the world's major cities but fell on hard times.
It was time to enjoy the passeggiata, the ritual evening stroll the point of which is to soak up the atmosphere and to stare shamelessly at anything and anybody that takes your fancy.
Do this, and you soon understand why Syracuse, which only a few years ago was a forgotten backwater, is now enjoying a remarkable renaissance.
www.theage.com.au /news/Italy/Fall-and-rise-of-Syracuse/2005/05/14/1115843383560.html   (1154 words)

  
 Weeping Madonna of Syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Syracuse is in Sicily, the large island at the foot of Italy.
From the time Antonina Iannuso first saw the tears, she recovered completely from severe toxemia and gave birth to a healthy son on December 25, 1953.
The weeping bust of Our Lady of Syracuse in Italy was approved the next year by Pope Pius XII: October 17, 1954.
www.marypages.com /syracuseEng.htm   (617 words)

  
 Our Lady of Tears - Syracuse, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The microscopic analysis showed that the liquid was made of a watery solution of sodium chloride with traces of protein and nuclei of a silver composition of excretiary substances of the quanternary type, which was also found in the human secretions used as a comparison during the analysis.
After five trips to Syracuse, to Our Lady of Tears, and after having applied a little of the blessed cotton, she noticed a progressive improvement; today she does not suffer from it at all.
The miracle in Syracuse on is one of the few weeping images that have been 100% accepted by the Vatican as authentic.
www.livingmiracles.net /Syracuse.html   (1478 words)

  
 Syracuse, city, Italy: History
B.C. Hiero's reign was relatively peaceful and prosperous, but after his death Syracuse suffered catastrophically when it abandoned its traditional ally Rome in favor of Carthage, in the second of the
After a long siege by the Roman consul Marcellus, the city fell in 212 B.C. and was sacked; Syracuse thence was reduced to the status of a provincial town.
The mathematician and physicist Archimedes, born (287 B.C.) in Syracuse, directed the defense of the city against the Romans and was killed during the sack of the city.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0861409.html   (342 words)

  
 Siracusa - Syracuse, Italy - Best of Sicily
Located near the southeastern corner of Sicily on the Ionian coast, Siracusa (Syracuse) is built on an ancient Greek settlement founded by Corinthians in 734 BC.
Though it was an important city from the time of its foundation, Syracuse flourished unhindered after Hieron's victory (with the help of the Agrigentans) over the Carthaginians at Himera, near present-day Termini Imerese, in 480 BC, and soon became the most important Greek city in Sicily, both economically and politically.
Greek and Roman structures are ubiquitous in Syracuse; even a wall of the cathedral was part of a Roman structure, the Temple of Minerva.
www.bestofsicily.com /siracusa.htm   (1404 words)

  
 Syracuse, Sicily, Pictures
Syracuse (ancient Syracusa), city and port of Italy, capital of Syracuse Province, on the southeastern coast of the island of Sicily.
In antiquity Syracuse was the largest and most powerful city in Sicily.
The remains of the old city include a Greek theater, cut out of rock and designed to hold an audience of 15,000; a Roman amphitheater; the great altar of Hiero II; and the citadel built by Dionysius the Younger early in the 4th century BC.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Italy/Sicily/Syracuse_ancient_Syracusa_city_Siracusa_Province_regional_capital.html   (185 words)

  
 Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Many remains bear witness to the troubled history of Sicily, from the Byzantines to the Bourbons, with, in between, the Arabo-Muslims, the Normans, Frederick II (Hohenstaufen, 1197 to 1250 A.D.), the Aragons and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Historic Syracuse offers a unique testimony to the development of Mediterranean civilization over three millennia.
Criterion (iv): The group of monuments and archeological sites situated in Syracuse (between the nucleus of Ortygia and the vestiges located throughout the urban area) is the finest example of outstanding architectural creation spanning several cultural aspects (Greek, Roman and Baroque).
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 Articles - Syracuse, New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Syracuse is an American city around Central New York.
Syracuse is also a relatively large state, with a downtown convention complex and the Empire Expo Center directly west of the city, which hosts the annual Great New York State Fair.
A branch of SUNY´s Empire State College is located in downtown Syracuse, along with a campus of the nationwide Bryant & Stratton College.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Syracuse,_New_York   (5008 words)

  
 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Marian Year in Syracuse, Sicily
From August 29 to September 1, 1953, a plaster plaque of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, placed over the headboard of a young couple in Syracuse, Italy, shed human tears.
On 29 August 2002, Archbishop Giuseppe Costanzo of Syracuse inaugurated this Marian year "to reintroduce devotion to Mary and to deepen the sense of this weeping".
Its goal, according to the Archbishop, is "to give new impulse to pastoral work, so that the faithful in the parishes and the pilgrims that come to the Shrine, reached by love and moved by the tears of the Mother, may live an adult Christian faith and practice an illuminating and mature Marian devotion".
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?RecNum=4723   (473 words)

  
 Binghamton University Music Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Recent performances include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Syracuse Symphony, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Syracuse Opera, a solo recital at Binghamton University and Messiah with Pensacola Symphony.
Served as assistant conductor in the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; associated with the Santa Fe Opera Festival, and the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, South Carolina since its inception in 1977.
Performed with the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Syracuse Opera, Opera Theatre of Rochester, Ithaca Opera, Rome Opera Festival in Italy, Syracuse Symphony and BC Pops.
music.binghamton.edu /menu/faculty.htm   (4496 words)

  
 SU Abroad - Other Programs Spring Break Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When students return to Syracuse, class time will be spent re-examining the works seen abroad and discussing their broader significance.
The cost for the spring break component of the course is $1860, which includes round trip transportation from Syracuse to Italy, housing in Florence and Rome, daily breakfast, some group dinners, museum entrance fees, and transportation from Florence to Rome.
The cost for the spring break component of the course is $1,850 which includes round trip transportation from Syracuse to Italy, transportation to and from the airport, housing in Venice, two group dinners, guided tours and museum entrance fees.
suabroad.syr.edu /programs/other/spring.asp   (4124 words)

  
 Syracuse, city, Italy: History
It was captured by the Normans in 1085.
Women's History in Italy: Cultural Itineraries and New Proposals in Current Historiographical Trends.
Beyond the major tourist destinations; many of Italy's smaller towns are rich in art and history.
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 Whitman College Study Abroad - Syracuse: Florence, Italy
Through Whitman College's affiliation with Syracuse University, qualified students may study at the Syracuse Center in Florence, Italy, a well-established program that was founded over 40 years ago.
Florence is a particularly well-suited destination for art history students because of the city's world-class art and architecture.
Moreover, the Syracuse program incorporates field trips into many of the art history courses enabling students to study from the actual art and architecture itself.
www.whitman.edu /study_abroad/content/Programs/Affiliated/Europe/Italy/syracuse.cfm   (196 words)

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