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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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(7.) Central to the polemic is whether the Athenian Standards Decree (IG [I.sup.3] 1453; see, e.g., SEG XLVIII 58) and the Egesta Decree (IG [I.sup.3] 11; see, e.g., SEG XLVIII 55) are to be dated about the middle of the 5th century or in its last quarter.
The fed anemones produced no visible fecal pellets or egesta, perhaps because the proteinaceous lenses (average [W.sub.w] = 23 mg, which was [approximately equal to] 1% of the anemones' average fresh weight) were completely absorbed (a 1% ration of brine shrimps would be at least 90% absorbed: Zamer, 1986).
H., et al., 1990: `Athens' alliance with Egesta in the year of Antiphon', ZPE 83: 38-63
Acestes In Greek mythology, legendary king of Segesta (Greek: Egesta) in Sicily.
By intervening on behalf of Corcyra, Plataea, or Egesta, Athens took the position of helping the weaker party against a bully, just as Theseus does in helping the unfortunate Argives.(69) While there is something anachronistically compelling to modern Americans in Theseus' conduct of a "limited war," the problems in limiting military objectives and the difficulty of restraint once aggressive action has begun are derivable from the traditional accounts of Xerxes' folly.(70) There is also a striking parallelism between what Theseus does and what Adrastos did, in attempting to make good the "just" claims of Polyneikes (152-54).(71) In order to keep himself clear of the pitfalls, Theseus must make some strong distinctions and achieve miracles of restraint.
An embassy from Egesta, Sicily, sought Athenian help against its rival city of Selinus.
comes from Chambers, Gallucci, and Spanos (1990), who find three-barred sigmas in the inscription recording an alliance between Athens and Egesta (IG [I.sup.3] 11), which they down-date from 458/7 B.C.
On the following day, egesta produced from each anemone was removed a few hours prior to that day's feeding.