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  Thurii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The new settlement was crushed by Croton, but the Athenians lent aid to the fugitives and in 443 BC Pericles sent out to Thurii a mixed body of colonists from various parts of Greece, among whom were Herodotus and the orator Lysias.
The pretensions of the Sybarite colonists led to dissensions and ultimately to their expulsion; peace was made with Croton, and also, after a period of war, with Tarentum, and Thurii rose rapidly in power and drew settlers from all parts of Greece, especially from Peloponnesus, so that the tie to Athens was not always acknowledged.
Thurii had a democratic constitution and good laws, and, though we hear little of its history till in 390 BC it received a severe defeat from the rising power of the Lucanians.
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 Thurii -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thurii, or Thueium, was a city of (Click link for more info and facts about Magna Graecia) Magna Graecia on the (Click link for more info and facts about Gulf of Taranto) Gulf of Taranto, near the site of the older (Click link for more info and facts about Sybaris) Sybaris.
Thurii had a (Click link for more info and facts about democratic) democratic (The act of forming something) constitution and good laws, and, though we hear little of its history till in 390 BC it received a severe defeat from the rising power of the Lucanians.
It continued to be a place of some importance, the situation being favourable and the region fertile, and does not seem to have been wholly abandoned till the (The period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance) Middle Ages.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/T/Th/Thurii.htm   (346 words)

  
 THURII - LoveToKnow Article on THURII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The new settlement was crushed by Crotona, but the Athenians lent aid to the fugitives and in 443 Pericles sent out to Thurii a mixed body of colonists from various parts of Greece, among whom were Herodotus and the orator- Lysias.
The pretensions of the Sybarite colonists led to dissensions and ultimately to their expulsion; peace was made with Crotona, and also, after a period of war, with Tarentum, and Thurii rose rapidly in power and drew settlers from all parts of Greece, especially from Peloponnesus, so that the tie to Athens was not always acknowledged.
Thurii had a democratic constitution and good laws, and, though we hear little of its history till in 390 it received a severe defeat from the rising power of the Lucanians, many beautiful coins testify to the wealth and splendour of its days of prosperity.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TH/THURII.htm   (1131 words)

  
 Thurii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At Thurii, the colony newly planted on the Tarentine Gulf (see PERICLES), the boy may have seen Herodotus, now a man in middle life, and a friendship may have grown up between them.
There, too, Lysias is said to have commenced his studies in rhetoric—doubtless under a master of the Sicilian school— possibly, as tradition said, under Tisias, the pupil of Corax, whose name is associated with the first attempt to formulate rhetoric as an art.
The desire to link famous names is illustrated by the ancient ascription to Lysias of a rhetorical exercise purporting to be ~a speech in which the captive general Nicias appealed for mercy to the Sicilians.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/thurii.htm   (351 words)

  
 Thurii - Wikipedia
Thurii (griechisch: Θούριοι, Thurioi; auch Thurium) war eine Stadt in Magna Graecia am Golf von Tarentum in der Nähe des älteren Sybaris.
Thurii hatte eine demoraktische Verfassung und vernünftige Gesetze, viele schöne Münzen bezeugen den Wohlstand und die Pracht der Stadt.
Bald suchte Thurii um Hilfe bei den Römern gegen die Lukanier nach, und 282 v.
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 Wikipedia: Taranto
Soon, some of the city-states in Magna Graecia, such as Rhegim, Croton and Locri asked Rome for military help because of the wars which they were leading with their neighbours.
Thurii, located on the Gulf of Taranto, asked Rome for help in 282 BC after having been attacked by Lucania.
Taranto, however, thought that this was a hostile act, and responded by sinking the fleet and expelling the roman troops from Thurii.
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 Thurii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thurii, or Thueium, was a city of MagnaGraecia on the Gulf of Tarentum, near the site of the older Sybaris.
The new settlement was crushed by Croton, but the Athenians lent aid to the fugitives and in 443 BC Pericles sent out to Thurii a mixed body of colonists from various parts of Greece, among whom were Herodotus and theorator Lysias.
The pretensions of the Sybarite colonists led to dissensions and ultimately to their expulsion; peace was made with Croton,and also, after a period of war, with Tarentum, and Thurii rose rapidly in powerand drew settlers from all parts of Greece, especially from Peloponnesus,so that the tie to Athens was not always acknowledged.
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 Lysias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This date was evidently obtained by reckoning back from the foundation of Thurii (444 BC), since there was a tradition that Lysias had gone thither at the age of fifteen.
At Thurii, the colony newly planted on the Tarentine Gulf, the boy may have seen Herodotus, now a man in middle life, and a friendship may have grown up between them.
There, too, Lysias is said to have commenced his studies in rhetoric--doubtless under a master of the Sicilian school possibly, as tradition said, under Tisias, the pupil of Corax, whose name is associated with the first attempt to formulate rhetoric as an art.
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 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thurii Thuriithyoo´rēī, ancient city of Magna Graecia, S Italy, in Bruttium, on the Gulf of Tarentum (now Taranto).
Thurii became an ally of Rome and was pillaged...
He also planned (408) the city of Rhodes and went with the Athenian colonists to replan (c.440) the new city of Thurii in Italy.
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 Read about Thurii at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Thurii and learn about Thurii here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thurii, or Thueium, was a city of Magna Graecia on the Gulf of Taranto, near the site of the older
Athenian Expedition in Sicily Thurii was at first neutral, though it finally helped the Athenians.
Second Punic War, after several vicissitudes, it was depopulated and plundered by Hannibal in 204 BC.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Thurii   (442 words)

  
 Lysias - Wikipedia
Chr., maar kwam al zeer vroeg met zijn vader en zijn broers naar Athene, op uitnodiging van Pericles.
De jonge Lysias studeerde rechten en welsprekendheid in Thurii bij de jurist Teisias.
Na zijn studies keerde hij naar Athene terug, waar hij met zijn broers de winstgevende wapenhandel van hun vader overnam.
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 LYSIAS - LoveToKnow Article on LYSIAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
, Attic orator, was born, according to Dionysius of 1-lalicarnassus and the author of the life ascribed to Plutarch, in 459 n.c; This date was evidently obtained by reckoning back from the foundation of Thurii (444 B.C.), since there was a tradition that Lysias had gone thither at the age of fifteen.
Modern critics would place his birth later,between444 and 436 B.C., because,, in Platos Republic, of which,the scene is laid about 430 B.C., Cephalus, the father of Lysias, is among the dramat-is personae, and the emigration of Lysias to Thurii was,said to have followed his fathers death.
Lysias and Polemarchus were rich men, having inherited property from their father; and Lysias claims that, though merely resident aliens, they discharged public services with a liberality which shamed many of those who enjoyed the franchise (In Eratosth.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LY/LYSIAS.htm   (2366 words)

  
 Thurii
The bull is based on the coinage of the ancient Greek city of Thurii in southern Italy, the inspiration for the modern Irish five pence coin upto the end of 2001.
Beyond the general idea of coinage depicting the natural wealth of the nation and, as Yeats puts it, "telling one story", he had examples of certain ancient coins sent out to the seven artists who accepted the invitation to compete for the commission.
For example, the three penny piece was modelled on the hare of Messana and the shilling (ten pence) on the bull of Thurii.
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 Sicily
Another problem was the rise of Rome, which had defeated its main opponents in the battle of Sentinum(295) and had entered the backyard of Tarentum when it founded a colonia at Venusia (291).
Agathocles was no longer alive -he had died in 288- and Syracuse could not protect the Greek city because it was at war with the Carthaginians, who were rapidly advancing to the east.
Therefore, Thurii was forced to ask for help from Rome, which did what was demanded and gained valuable experience in the deep south.
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 The History of Rome, Vol. III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It was the relations and friends of these who sent messengers with despatches to Hannibal and Mago, who were in the neighbourhood, promising to put the city in their power if they would march up to the walls.
Atinius was in command at Thurii with a small garrison, and they thought that he would easily be drawn into a precipitate engagement, not because he trusted to his own small garrison, but because he relied upon the soldiery of Thurii, whom he had carefully drilled and armed against such an emergency.
After the Carthaginian generals had entered the country of Thurii they divided their forces: Hanno proceeded with the infantry in battle order up to the city; Mago and his cavalry halted and took up a position behind some hills admirably adapted for concealing his movements.
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 Lysias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
That Plato chose their house as the setting for his dialogue Republic, and that Cephalus and his sons were characters in it, was no accident.
Lysias and his brother were two of an elite group of Athenians who left for Athens' new colony of Thurii.
Lysias was to remain at Thurii for twenty years, leaving only after the Sicilian catastrophe.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/lysias.htm   (333 words)

  
 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Todd, Lysias
But the dramatic dates of other Platonic dialogues are equally problematic, and it may be better to use these two dialogues as evidence for Lysias' fame and his family's wealth and social status, despite their being metics (noncitizens resident in Athens), rather than for chronology.
Lysias is said to have studied oratory with its Syracusan inventor Corax and with Nicias s during his time in Thurii.
This may well be true, though Thurii and Syracuse are some 200 miles apart, and ancient biographers are sometimes over-keen to establish connections between teachers and likely pupils.
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 Protagoras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Protagoras was the first who called himself a Sophist, and taught for pay; and he practiced his profession for forty years.
Pericles debated moral problems with him, and he was employed to draw up a code of laws for the Athenian colony of Thurii in 445 BCE.
We are not informed about whether he accompanied the colonists to Thurii, but at the time of the plague (430) we find him again in Athens.
history-world.org /protagoras.htm   (615 words)

  
 Herodotus of Halicarnassus
However, the philosopher's infallibility has been axiomatic for centuries, and many scholars -ancient and modern- have tended to believe that Herodotus was one of the settlers in the South-Italian city Thurii, which was founded in 444 BCE.
A medieval dictionary, the so-called Suda, mentions Herodotus' tomb on the market of Thurii (Suda H536); this was a high honor, only attributed to the (often legendary) founders of new cities.
Of course it is possible that Herodotus was the founder of Thurii, but probably we are better advised to take the Suda's statement with a grain of salt, especially since Athens and Pella (in Macedonia) also claimed his tomb.
www.livius.org /he-hg/herodotus/herodotus02.html   (992 words)

  
 Magna Graecia - Roman Consfrontation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Samnite wars of Rome brought the Greek cities into closer contact with Rome, to whose protection many of them were inclining to turn, following the example of their fellow Greeks in Campania.
Rome sent a fleet carrying troops to garrison the town of Thurii.
Her response was to sink the fleet and expel the Roman troops from Thurii.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /magna-graecia-war.htm   (501 words)

  
 Classical Period - Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We learn from the ancient tradition that he fought against the local tyrannos, was banished, and lived for a considerable time on Samos.
The next information we have about him is that he turns up in Thurii (an Athenian colony in south Italy), where he may have become a full citizen, and where he died.
While at Thurii he made voyages to Cyrene and its region (probably), and to the Aegean and mainland Hellas (certainly).
www.fhw.gr /chronos/05/en/culture/2130herodot.html   (296 words)

  
 Thurii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thurii, o Thueium, era una ciudad del magna Graecia en el golfo de Tarentum, cerca del sitio del Sybaris más viejo.
El nuevo establecimiento fue machacado por Croton, pero el asistente prestado los atenienses a los fugitivos y en 443 Pericles envió A.C. a Thurii a cuerpo mezclado de colonos de las varias partes de Grecia, entre las cuales estaban Herodotus y el orator Lysias.
Thurii tenía una constitución democrática y buenos leyes, y, aunque oímos poco de su historia hasta que en 390 recibió A.C. una derrota severa de la energía de levantamiento del Lucanians.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/th/Thurii.htm   (359 words)

  
 Herodotus, c.485-425 B.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 443 B.C., the colony of Thurii was founded by Athens on the Tarentine Gulf, and Herodotus joined it.
From Thurii he visited Sicily and Lower Italy.
On his travels he collected historical, geographical, ethnological and archeological material for his History which was designed to record not only the wars but the causes of the wars between Greece and the barbarians.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/herodotus.html   (215 words)

  
 HERODOTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
About 447 B.C., he moved to a new colony, Thurii, in southern Italy that was sponsored by Athens.
During his time in Thurii, Herodotus completed The History, which is the first Western example of a secular prose narrative establishing strict chronology and causation.
The first books deal primarily with the history and culture of ancient people while the later books document the fifth century B.C. wars between Greece and Persia, which represent the eastern and western centers of the world.
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 Lysias Attic Attic orator orator was born according to Dionysius...
This date was evidently obtained by reckoning back from the foundation of Thurii Thurii (444 BC 444 BC), since there was a tradition that Lysias had gone thither at the age of fifteen.
At Thurii, the colony newly planted on the Tarentine Gulf Tarentine Gulf, the boy may have seen Herodotus Herodotus, now a man in middle life, and a friendship may have grown up between them.
The desire to link famous names is illustrated by the ancient ascription to Lysias of a rhetorical exercise purporting to be a speech in which the captive general Nicias Nicias appealed for mercy to the Sicilians.
www.biodatabase.de /Lysias   (2437 words)

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