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An ancient Greek city of southern Italy on the Gulf of Taranto. Noted for its wealth and luxury, it was destroyed in warfare with Crotona in 510 bc.
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1. (Placename) a Greek colony in S Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: notorious for its luxurious living, founded about 720 bc and sacked in 510
2. (Historical Terms) a Greek colony in S Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: notorious for its luxurious living, founded about 720 bc and sacked in 510
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(ˈsɪb ə rɪs)

an ancient Greek city in S Italy: noted for its wealth and luxury; destroyed 510 B.C.
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Persian occupation of the Greek cities on the Asia Minor coast, particularly Miletus (499 BC) which led to Ionic rebellion and was a cause of lengthy wars with the Greeks, resulted in migrations of educated Greeks westwards who seeked shelter in Greece, particularly on islands (Lesbos, Hios, Samos, Chios, Kos, Delos, Rhodos etc.) in the Ionian Sea, in the south of the Apennine Peninsula (Taranto, Metaponto, Sybaris, Kroton, Elea, Paestum, Neapolis), on the island of Sicily (Syracuse, Catania, Zancle, Acragas, Gela, Selinunte) etc.
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From Babylon to Sybaris; peoples and populations; our forefathers.
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