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580 BCE: Agrigento in Sicily is founded by colonists from Gela, Crete and Rhodes.
 
570 BCE - 549 BCE: The tyrant Phalaris rules Agrigento, expanding its territory.
 
510 BCE: The temple of Hercules is built at Agrigento.
 
492 BCE - 432 BCE: Life of the philosopher Empidocles of Agrigento.
 
489 BCE - 473 BCE: The tyrant Theron rules Agrigento.
 
480 BCE: Agrigento defeats Carthage at the battle of Himera.
 
480 BCE: The huge temple of Zeus is built at Agrigento.
 
 
450 BCE - 430 BCE: The Temple of Concordia is built at Agrigento.
 
430 BCE: The temple of Hephaistos is built at Agrigento.
 
413 BCE: Agrigento remains neutral in the war between Athens and Syracuse.
 
406 BCE: Agrigento is attacked and destroyed by Carthage.
 
400 BCE - 390 BCE: A sanctuary to Asclepius is built at Agrigento.
 
 
282 BCE: Gela, on Sicily, is destroyed by Phintias, the tyrant of Agrigento.
 
262 BCE: Rome besieges and sacks Agrigento on Sicily in one of the first actions of the First Punic War.
 
210 BCE: Rome attacks Agrigento.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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