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Segesta

(sĭjĕs`tə), ancient city of NW Sicily. Traditionally called a Trojan colony, it was the longstanding and bitter rival of Selinus. Athens undertook (415–413 B.C.) the disastrous expedition against Syracuse as an ally of Segesta in troubles growing out of a quarrel with Selinus. After this failure, Segesta got the help of Carthage, and Selinus was sacked (409). Thereafter Segesta was a Carthaginian dependency with some interruptions until the First Punic War, when it surrendered to the Romans. It declined in the 1st cent. B.C. Amid its ruins is a fine temple to Ceres.
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Esta autora tambien documenta muestras de codo central reforzado con apendice y pie largo, procedentes de Pitecusa y de los centros sicilianos de Segesta, Erice, etc.
A proposito de la iliria Segesta, ciudad sometida por oppugnatio, Apiano, se ve en la necesidad de aclarar que los habitantes no fueron condenados a muerte o desterrados, sugiriendo de este modo nuestra fuente que la pauta habitual era la contraria (56).
The sketchbook with the pediment at Segesta and the stone
Burla de Sicilia, los visitantes de los siglos XVIII y XIX se indignaban Amorosos del espiritu griego antiguo, venian de toda Europa en esa tradicion del "viaje a Italia" para contemplar las columnas de Segesta y Agrigento, testimonios del orden y la armonia clasica; eran pintores, escritores, intelectuales o aristocratas y tenian por nombre Goethe (cuyo Fausto acababa de ser publicado); Houel, paisajista de Rouen; Swinburne, baron ingles .
Tom Segesta, general manager of the hotel, said 'I'm not at all surprised at the popularity of Pay it Forward and how whole-heartedly guests have embraced the opportunity to give something back when they travel.
lt;<I proponenti del trattato tra Atene e Segesta e le correnti politiche ateniesi>>, Kokalos, 38, 1992.
For example, a temple at Segesta was built by the mysterious Elymians.
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On another day we visited the Greek amphitheatre and temple at Segesta.
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