Siculi

Siculi

 

one of the oldest tribes of central and southern Italy and, since the 13th century B.C., of the island of Sicily; bearers of the Apennine culture. The language of the Siculi was similar to Latin. By the fourth century B.C., the Siculi had been subjugated by the Greeks and gradually hellenized.

REFERENCES

Nemirovskii, A. I. Isloriia rannego Rima i Italii. Voronezh, 1962.
Bernabo Brea, L. Sicilia prima dei Greci, 5th ed. Milan, 1973.
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Tale intermezzo lirico si trasforma subito in dramma: i siculi sono detti crumiri e osteggiati dai padani, benche alla fine Barbara ottenga da loro un aiuto insperato: un medico per la figlia di Saro, colpita da una pietra lanciata dagli scioperanti.
Fabio Quintiliano adversus Matthaei Siculi criminationem.
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The end of the Bronze Age and beginning of the Iron Age were represented in Sicily by a series of cultural groups, such as Pantalica Nord, Cassibile, Ausonio, Sant'Angelo-Polizzello, which have been considered by many scholars as the archaeological evidence of the indigenous populations known from historical sources, that is the Sicani, Siculi and the Elimi.