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Thurii


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A Greek colony in southern Italy, founded in 444/3 bc on the site of Sybaris. It was a panhellenic foundation (see panhellenism), but the main impetus was Athenian. Herodotus and Lysias were reputedly colonists, and it was planned by Hippodamus of Miletus. There was initial stasis between the surviving Sybarites and the other colonists, but the city flourished.

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