Magna Graecia

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Future Perfect At Sunrise
published on 10 February 2013

Magna Graecia (Megalē Hellas) refers to the coastal areas of southern Italy which were colonized by various Greek city-states from the 8th to 5th centuries BCE. Later writers such as Strabo also included Sicily and eventually the term came to signify the whole Greek world.

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