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History (2)

Population movements

Chalcis - Leontines

Leontines, who were colonists from Chalcis.

Foundation/Settlement of the place

Chalcidians from Naxos founded Syracuse

Thucles and the Chalcidians set out from Naxos in the fifth year after the foundation of Syracuse, and drove out the Sicels by arms and founded Leontini and afterwards Catana; the Catanians themselves choosing Evarchus as their founder

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