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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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The fed anemones produced no visible fecal pellets or egesta, perhaps because the proteinaceous lenses (average [W.
1990: `Athens' alliance with Egesta in the year of Antiphon', ZPE 83: 38-63
His mother, Egesta,had been sent from Troy by her parents to save her from being devoured by a sea serpent.
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.
An embassy from Egesta, Sicily, sought Athenian help against its rival city of Selinus.
C), fueron testigo del establecimiento de alianzas con poleis del area italica y siciliana como Regio, Egesta y Leontinos, e intervenciones colonizadoras (Turios), mientras que la presencia de ceramica atica y monedas atenienses experimento un brusco crecimiento (25), no solo en Italia sino incluso en el Extremo Occidente y la zona gaditana (26).
comes from Chambers, Gallucci, and Spanos (1990), who find three-barred sigmas in the inscription recording an alliance between Athens and Egesta (IG [I.