Selinus

Selinus

(sĭlī`nəs), ancient city of Sicily. It was founded (628? B.C.) by Dorian Greeks. The constant rival of neighboring Segesta, Selinus got Syracuse to interfere in a quarrel, which led to the unsuccessful Athenian expedition in Sicily (415–413 B.C.). Segesta invoked the aid of the Carthaginians, who sacked Selinus in 409 B.C. The city was rebuilt, but it did not prosper and was finally destroyed by Carthage in 250 B.C. The ruins of the five Doric temples on the Acropolis of Selinus have been excavated, revealing some of the finest examples of archaic Greek sculpture and architecture.

Selinus

 

an ancient city in Italy, located on the southern coast of Sicily, in the province of Trapani. Selinus was founded by the Greeks in 628 B.C Its site is now occupied by the village of Marinella. Structures on the Selinus acropolis include the ruins of temples A (480 B.C), B (Hellenistic period), C (sixth century B.C), D (sixth century B.C), and O (480 B.C). Sculptures from the metopes of temple C are housed in the National Archaeological Museum in Palermo. The remains of temples E (first quarter of the fifth century B.C.), F (late sixth century B.C.), and G (mid-sixth century B.C.) are located to the east. Most of the temples of Selinus are peripteral structures in the Doric style.

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Santangelo, M. Selinunte. Rome, 1953.
References in classic literature ?
Their punishment by Heracles is represented on one of the earlier metopes from Selinus.
Alloway, Essential of Medical Geology, Impacts of the naturak environment on public health, Selinus, O.
Ljung K, Selinus O, Otabbong E (2006) Metals in soils of children's urban environments in the small northern European city of Uppsala.
Each of these assessments was preposterous: first, Syracuse was no threat to Athens until the Athenians went to Sicily and stirred up the hornet's nest; second, the Sicilian city of Egesta, which wanted their aid against its perennial enemy Selinus, had deceived the Athenians into thinking it would pay for the expedition (6.
It was being harried by Selinus, a nearby city, and asked the Athenian Assembly to send aid while also warning of Syracuse, the most powerful city-state on Sicily.
nearby Selinus, then abandoned once the Greeks, defeated by Syracuse,
1) Selinus era una colonia de ultramar de la ciudad atica de Megara Hiblea, al igual que lo fuera originalmente Bizancio.
Miller cita una via que, paralela a la costa, recorria toda la Cilicia Tracheia, pasando, de oeste a este, por Selinus, Anemurium, Arsinoe, Celenderis, Seleucia Corico y Soli.
With respect to applications of earths in medicine Pliny describes Samian earth (two types: kollyrion--fresh and soft, aster--lumpy and white, both types are heated and washed), Eretrian earth (two types: white and ash-grey, tested with respect to softness), Chian earth (white, medical properties similar to Samian earth), earth from Selinus (milky-white and easily dissolved in water, with milk used for wall coatings), pnigitis (very similar to Eretrian earth, but occurring in larger lumps, sticky, with properties like Cimolian earth, but weaker) and ampelitis (similar to asphalt, soluble in wax and oil, while retaining its dark color; as a medicament softening and dividing, also used for colouring hair).
2005, Selenium deficiency and toxicity in the environment, in Selinus, O.
Temple decoration and cultural identity in the archaic Greek world; the metopes of Selinus.