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Battle of Cumae, 474 BC

KYMI (Ancient city) CAMPANIA
In 474, Gelon's brother Hieron defeated the Etruscans at Cumae.

Population movements

Chalkis - Cumae

Palaeopolis was a city not far from the present site of Neapolis. The two cities formed one community. The original inhabitants came from Cumae; Cumae traced its origin to Chalcis in Euboea. The fleet in which they had sailed from home gave them the mastery of the coastal district which they now occupy, and after landing in the islands of Aenaria and Pithecusae they ventured to transfer their settle- ments to the mainland. (Perseus Project - Livy, History of Rome (ed. Rev. Canon Roberts): book 8, chapter 22 ).

Cuma - Zancle

Zancle was originally founded by pirates from Cuma, the Chalcidian town in the country of the Opicans: afterwards, however, large numbers came from Chalcis and the rest of Euboea, and helped to people the place; the founders being Perieres and Crataemenes from Cuma and Chalcis respectively.

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