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  Encyclopedia: Syracuse, Italy
Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian) is a city on the eastern coast of Sicily and the capital of the province of Syracuse, Italy.
Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq.
Syracuse, Utah Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Syracuse,-Italy   (1578 words)

Cyprian we learn that the Church in Sicily was in frequent relations with the Church in Rome and in Carthage, and that the questions discussed at those centres were followed with interest in the island.
In the ninth century Syracuse was raised by the Patriarch of Constantinople to the rank of metropolis of Sicily and the adjacent islands.
The Saracen attempt to invade Sicily was in 669, after the assassination of the Emperor Constans II at Syracuse.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13772a.htm   (5324 words)

The location of Sicily made her important in the trade of the ancients, but her relatively small size caused her to be indefensible against the larger world powers.
Sicily was blessed with many good harbors, and it’s separation from the mainland reduced the casual raiding party threat.
Soon, emigrating to Sicily was all the rage, and within a couple centuries, eastern Sicily boasted dozens of Greek cities, as did the south of Italy.
www.ancientroute.com /areas/sicily.htm   (9003 words)

 Perseus Site: Syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The city of Syracuse is located at the SE corner of Sicily and included the offshore island of Ortygia.
On the mainland W of Ortygia, and extending to the N, was the commercial and administrative center of Syracuse, the district of Achradina.
Syracuse continued to better the Carthaginians in battle and in the 3rd century B.C. became allied with Rome.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/siteindex?entry=Syracuse   (911 words)

 Sicily, Italy (Photo Archive)
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.
Sicily became a separate kingdom ruled by a branch of the House of Aragon, but the conflict with the Angevins in Naples continued for decades to come, with repeated and reciprocal invasions in Sicily and Southern Italy.
Sicily was ruled by a viceroy with residence in the Norman Palace of Palermo.
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 Sicily Walking tour: Sicily and the Aeolian Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Sicily’s eclectic history fires our imagination as we literally follow in the footsteps of ancient wanderers ranging from the Greeks and Romans to the Arabs, Phoenicians, and Normans.
The ideal way to view Syracuse is on foot, wandering slowly among the gold-tinted palaces, campanili (bell towers) and church domes of Ortygia, set against a backdrop of low rolling hills with Mt. Aetna steaming in the distance.
Syracuse is the modern successor of the Greek Syrakusai, which once rivaled Athens as the most powerful city of the Greek world.
www.escorteditalytours.com /walkingtours/sicily&theAeolianIslands.htm   (2030 words)

 Destinations: Syracuse, Sicily
Syracuse, in the southeastern corner of Sicily, is located between the Great Port and the Iblei mountains.
Its oldest portion is actually an island called Ortegia, which harbors the famous Spring of Arethusa of Greek mythology, as well as the Temple of Apollo.
To get to Syracuse, take the Interbus from Catania, Palermo or Rome, or AST buses from any number of nearby cities.
www.italiancookingandliving.com /travel/pf_text/syracuse.html   (278 words)

 Roman Republican Triens overstruck on a Hemilitron of Hieron II. of Syracuse / Sicily
This coin was first minted in Syracuse / Sicily under the reign of Hieron II (275 - 215 BC).
Note the 'IC' right of the prow and the 'line-draw' of the reverse, which is typical for the Sicilian mint.
The former coin is BMC Sicily / Syracuse 678.
www.ancientcoins.biz /pages/triens   (126 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Saint Lucy of Syracuse
Her rejected pagan bridegroom, Paschasius, denounced Lucy as a Christian to the governor of Sicily.
The governor sentenced her to forced prostitution, but when guards went to fetch her, they could not move her even when they hitched her to a team of oxen.
304 at Syracuse, Sicily; her relics are honoured in churches throughout Europe
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 (15) Syracuse, Sicily (Italy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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)

 Sicily, Syracuse - Ancient Greek Coinage - WildWinds.com
Syracuse, Sicily, Rule of Pyrrhos, 278-276 BC, bronze of 22.2 mm, 10.25 grams.
Syracuse, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm, contemporary imitation, possibly of Punic Sicily, c.
Sicily, Syracuse, Hieron II, 275-215 BC, AE 26.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Marian Year in Syracuse, Sicily
The Bishops of Sicily, on December 12, 1953, declared this "Lachrymation of Mary" to be authentic.
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)

 Best of Sicily - Siracusa
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   (1331 words)

 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Excursion | Syracuse, Sicily, Italy | TOUR OF SYRACUSE
Syracuse was founded by the Greeks in 734 BC and by the 5th century was a political and military power all over the Mediterranean.
Our tour includes views of the Temple of Apollo, considered to be Sicily’s most ancient Doric temple, and the Baroque Cathedral, erected on the remains of the Temple of Minerva.
Please note 1st November 2005 is a public holiday in Sicily, therefore shops will be closed.
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 Private holiday apartment, B&B, Bed & Breakfast Syracuse - Sicily
Syracuse, the most ancient and magnificent of all Mediterranean cities, and former capital of the Magna Graecia, owes its unique charm to the succession of invading civilisations that have conquered it.
Syracuse is in a perfect location to descover the east side of Sicily.
Then we'll show you the apartment, we'll deliver you the map of Syracuse and its province and we'll give you some advice to discover the hidden charming corners in Syracuse and in Sicily.
www.holidayapartmentsyracuse.com   (479 words)

 Visions of Jesus Christ.com - Weeping Madonna of Syracuse Sicily
The Archbishop of Syracuse visited the Iannuso home to examine the plaque and returned another day to recite the Rosary together with the crowd.
The medical commission that was nominated on October 7, 1953 to examine seriously and scientifically the nature of extraordinary cures worked through the intercession of the Weeping Madonna of Syracuse, considered 290 cases of which 105 were of "special interest." These miracles were reported within a few years of the incident.
The same astonishment experienced by the people of Syracuse at the time of the miracle was felt by those around the world who read about the occurrence in local newspapers, or heard about it on radio or television.
www.visionsofjesuschrist.com /weeping1.htm   (1937 words)

 Saints of June 14
Born of Christian parents in Sicily, he was obliged to flee with other Christians during an invasion by the Saracens, and reaching Thessalonica became a monk.
Sicilian legend says that Saint Peter sent Marcian to Syracuse as the "first bishop of the West." Of course, there were bishops in the West prior to the middle of the third century.
Born in Syracuse, Sicily; died in Constantinople on June 14, 847.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0614.htm   (1666 words)

 Map Of Syracuse Sicily on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Map Sicily Italy and Detailed Map of Sicily and A Map of Towns in Sicily and Island of Sicily...
Syracuse hotels, resorts, inns and Bandamp;Bs: Visit TripAdvisor, your source for the web's best unbiased reviews, travel articles and guidebook listings about hotels in Syracuse, Sicily.
This private holiday apartment is located in Ortygia, historic center of Syracuse in Sicily, few meters ago from the sea.
www.mortgage-advisors-northern-ireland.co.uk /mortgageireland/map_of_syracuse_sicily.html   (549 words)

 Learn Italian language in Italy with Linguaviva: Living in Syracuse
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.
Today Syracuse, with its 200.000 inhabitants, is divided into two parts: the modern part in expansion, and the historic island centre of Syracuse, Ortigia.
The old centre immediately reveals the charm of a city that has witnessed almost three thousand years of history and the significant expressions of the most important Mediterranean civilizations.
www.linguaviva.it /syracuse/city.html   (153 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)

 Rentals Syracuse Sicily
Its position between Syracuse and Noto, in the nature reserve of the river “Cassibile”, which flows down from the “Iblei” mountains, through the protected archeological zone and into the sea, makes it particularly attractive.
The village, always open, situated front sea in a luxuriant and extra strong park, with a very handsome sandy and gravelly beach, it arranges of reception, cafe, market, restaurant/ pizzeria, boutique, newspaper kiosk, tobaccos,...
Sleeps 6 1 cottage The cottage consists in 2 double bedrooms with their own bathroom with shower, a sitting room with a small mezzanine with 2 confortable beds ideal for children and teenagers, a fully fitted kitchinette, a patio (6x8m) and a garden (6x8m).
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 Search Results for Syracuse -¬†Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
It lies on the east coast of Sicily, 33 miles (53 km) south of Catania.
brother of the tyrant Gelon and tyrant of Syracuse, Sicily, from 478 to 467/466 BC.
Biography of this ancient Greek mathematician and inventor known for his discovery of the relation between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cyclinder.
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 Apartment Arezzo Syracuse Sicily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The holiday apartment Arezzo is located in the historic centre of Syracuse (Ortygia) in a little street near via Cavour, one of most characteristic street of the old town.
The historic centre of Syracuse is an island, so there are many places where you can swim.
Syracuse is a town of Sicily where you can combine art, history, sea, nature and food with our warm Sicilian hospitality!
www.casesicilia.com /Arezzo_en.htm   (484 words)

 AllRefer.com - Gelon (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
From that time he ruled Syracuse and dominated Greek Sicily.
B.C., Hamilcar and his Carthaginians attacked Sicily in great force, landing at Panormus and advancing to besiege Gelon's father-in-law, Theron of Acragas, in Himera.
Gelon came to his aid and crushed the Carthaginian army, which was the first great blow to Punic prestige.
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 ★ Sicily Agriturismo Farm Holiday Accommodation, Discount Sicily Hotels, Sicily Accommodation, Sicily Car Hire, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Sicily is a special land: our climate, our sea, the cultural patrimony, the gastronomic specialities, warm people, our agriculture, all this render this region...
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Sicily villa rental and farm holiday accommodation in Catania villa and farmhouse bed and breakfast.
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 biography archimedes of syracuse and other syracuse related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Biography of Archimedes (287BC-212BC) Archimedes of Syracuse Born: 287 BC in Syracuse, Sicily Died: 212 BC in Syracuse, Sicily Click the picture above to see eleven larger pictures Show birthplace location...
Biography Life of Archimedes Archimedes was born in the Greek colony of Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, in the year 287 B.C...
Born: 298 BC in Syracuse, Sicily Died: 212 BC in Syracuse, Sicily Short Biography Archimedes was a great mathematician of ancient times.
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The reason for this was not a widespread interest in new mathematical ideas but rather that Archimedes had invented many machines which were used as engines of war.
These were particularly effective in the defence of Syracuse when it was attacked by the Romans under the command of
Archimedes was killed in 212 BC during the capture of Syracuse by the Romans in the Second Punic War after all his efforts to keep the Romans at bay with his machines of war had failed.
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 Holiday house Mergulensi Syracuse Sicily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This holiday house is in the historic centre of Syracuse (south east of Sicily) in a wide square close to the sea, a few steps away from the via Maestranza, and lined with stately baroque palaces.