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Mark Cartwright
by Future Perfect At Sunrise
published on 10 February 2013
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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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Sunrise, F. P. A. (2013, February 10). Magna Graecia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Sunrise, Future P. A. "Magna Graecia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 10, 2013.

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Sunrise, Future P. A. "Magna Graecia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Feb 2013. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

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