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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.)



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