The Layman’s Historian

Episode 5 - Syracuse, Sicily, and the Hellenes

October 8, 2017

When Carthage expanded its reach into the western coast of Sicily, it became neighbors with the powerful Hellenic colonies of Greece on the eastern side of the island.  The Greeks had their own impressive civilization, and Hellenic ingenuity and military innovation made the Greeks a formidable force in Mediterranean politics.  The Greek colony of Syracuse, the most powerful and wealthy colony in Magna Graecia, was to prove to be a thorn to Carthaginian plans for Sicily for centuries to come.

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