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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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Syb•a•ris(ˈsɪb ə rɪs)
an ancient Greek city in S Italy: noted for its wealth and luxury; destroyed 510 B.C.
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