Encyclopedia > Magna Graecia

  Article Content

Magna Graecia

Magna Graecia (Latin for "Greater Greece," from Greek hÍ Hellas hÍ MegalÍ) is the name of an area in ancient southern Italy that was colonised by ancient Greek settlers.

With this colonisation, the Greek culture was exported to Italy, and soon developed an original civilisation, later interacting with the native Italic and Latin civilisations.

Many of the new cities become very powerful and rich, like KapuÍ (Capua), Neapolis (Naples), Subaris (Sybaris.)

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Reformed churches

... U.S. and Canada (and Old World counterparts) Associate Reformed Presbyterians[?] (Scot-Irish Presbyterians) Canadian Reformed Church[?] (Dutch Reformed - Liberated) ...

This page was created in 34 ms