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(Placename) the Italian name for Syracuse


(ˈsɪr əˌkyus, -ˌkyuz)

1. a city in central New York. 155,865.
2. Italian, Siracusa. a seaport in SE Sicily: ancient city founded by the Carthaginians 734 B.C.; battles 413 B.C., 212 B.C. 121,134.
Syr`a•cu′san, adj., n.
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Noun1.Siracusa - a city in southeastern Sicily that was founded by Corinthians in the 8th century BC
Sicilia, Sicily - the Italian region on the island of Sicily
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The event dates from December AD304 when a young girl called Lucia was martyred in Syracuse, Sicily, for refusing to make a sacrifice to the Emperor Diocletian.
SYRACUSE, Sicily -- Fifty miles off the southeastern coast of Sicily, the refugee boat first appeared as a gray spot on the horizon, rising up or dipping away with the churn of the Mediterranean.
Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Sicily and died there in 212BC.
I T IS said that the first food writer - Archestratus - lived back in 4th Century BC in Syracuse, Sicily.
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Mathematician Archimedes was born in 298 BC in Syracuse, Sicily.