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(ˈsɪsɪˌɒn; ˈsɪsɪən)
(Placename) an ancient city in S Greece, in the NE Peloponnese near Corinth: declined after 146 bc


(ˈsɪʃ iˌɒn, ˈsɪs-)

an ancient city in S Greece, near Corinth.
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Contract notice: Supply of liquid fuels for traffic and heating of the municipality of sikyon and its legal persons.
Many of the city-states of the federation, such as Corinth, Sikyon and Epidaurus had a long-standing and strong naval tradition.
1); he states that Peisistratos had the name of his grand-father, a statement which evokes the Herodotean Kleisthenes who also had the name of his grand-father, Kleisthenes of Sikyon.
He also explored Eleusis, the site of Demeter's ancient mystery cult; Corinth with its half-ruined temple picturesquely silhouetted against the monolithic rock that once housed the city's acropolis; and Sikyon, celebrated for producing some of the greatest artists, including Polykleitos, Lysippos and Pamphilos, the master of Apelles.
For similar kinds of topographic studies of the neighboring regions around Sikyon, Kleonai, and the southwestern Corinthia, see Lolos 1998 and forthcoming, Marchand 2002, and Bynum 1995, respectively.
In William Race's summary (1997), "The poem opens with a summons to the Muses to proceed from Sikyon to Aitna and to Khromios' home swamped with guests .
Although we cannot be sure that all performances by rhapsodes were competitive, we can be certain that the major contests, such as those at the Panathenaia and at Sikyon, were indeed competitive.
126-31) of Kleisthenes, the sixth-century tyrant of Sikyon, who married his daughter Agariste to the Athenian Megakles.
The tyrant of Sikyon, Clisthenes, was so rich that he could be represented as having at Olympia issued an invitation to any Greek who deemed himself worthy of the hand of his daughter, to come to Sikyon and for a whole year, at Clisthenes' expense, compete for his favour.
Among the topics are experiencing temporality in the neoliberal age, using ethnographic methods to articulate community-based conceptions of cultural heritage management, Sikyon as a case study of researching biographies of archaeological sites, an auto-ethnography of a feminist project at Greenham, and using ethnographic installation in the study of archaeology.
3, where Asklepios enters Sikyon as a snake, and Schol.