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History (3)

Participation in the fights of the Greeks

Naval Battle of Salamis

KROTON (Ancient city) CALABRIA
The only ones living beyond these to help Hellas in its danger were the Crotonians, with one ship. Its captain was Phayllus, three times victor in the Pythian games. The Crotonians are Achaeans by birth.

Population movements

Troezenians of Sybaris - Croton

Achaeans settled at Sybaris jointly with Troezenians, and afterwards the Achaeans having become more numerous expelled the Troezenians. (The Troezenian population when expelled were received at Croton, which made war on Sybaris and destroyed it 510 B.C.).


By Himilco, (B. C. 216)

Himilco. An officer in the army of Hannibal, who reduced the town of Petelia in Bruttium (B. C. 216), after a siege of several months' duration, during which the inhabitants had suffered the greatest extremities of famine. (Liv. xxiii. 20, 30.) This conquest is ascribed by Appian (Annib. 29) to Hanno, who, in fact, held the chief command in Bruttium at this time.

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