Aegadean Isles


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Ae·ga·de·an Isles

 (ē-gā′dē′ən) also Ae·ga·tes (-tēz)
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Noun1.Aegadean Isles - a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
Sicilia, Sicily - the Italian region on the island of Sicily
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
2.Aegadean Isles - islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC
Punic War - one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC