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Rhegium

(rē`jēəm), ancient city, S Italy, on the Strait of Messina. It is the modern Reggio di CalabriaReggio di Calabria
, city (1991 pop. 177,580), capital of Reggio di Calabria prov., Calabria, extreme S Italy, on the Strait of Messina opposite Sicily. An impoverished area, it is a beach resort and an important agricultural market for fruits and tobacco.
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. Founded (c.720 B.C.) as a colony of Chalcis, many Messenians later settled there. It was powerful until its defeat and destruction (386 B.C.) by Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse. The Romans, who favored it, called the city Rhegium Julium. It is mentioned in Acts 28.13. The name is also spelled Regium.
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117) These troops had entered the city of Rhegium under pretense of liberating it from enemy Campanian troops.
Lyric poet from the Greek colony of Rhegium in Italy, one of the nine lyric poets recognized by later Greek criticism.
In this period, Theagenes of Rhegium was known to have explained the Homeric gods in terms of moral and elemental allegories.
3) Since the practice has a motive we can speak without absurdity of its having been invented; yet Theagenes of Rhegium, to whom some Greeks ascribed this feat, may not have been a more substantial figure to our informants than to us.
They reach land at Iapygia and Tarentum in South Italy before sailing down the coast of Italy to Rhegium (6.
Principal battles: Rhegium (Reggio di Calabria) (88); Mount Tifata (near Capua) (83); Faventia (Faenza) (82).
1) in others that the entire elite was slaughtered (as happened during the capture of Rhegium by Campanian mercenaries in 275 B.
The treaty is much more likely to belong after the Messenian Revolt in 490(28) and before the mid 460s, when Micythos, the slave of the tyrant Anaxilas, and himself later regent of Rhegium, returned to the Peloponnese.