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Sicily

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Definition: Island west of Italy that was the focus of much fighting through the years, especially during the First and Second Punic Wars. Greek colonists settled the island originally but were soon overrun first by Carthage and then by Rome.

Related Resources:
About the Punic Wars
Start here in your study of these famous, important wars.

Periods of Roman History
Site takes you step-by-step through the different periods of the history of Rome.

Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Ancient Sicily Map
From the pages of Ptolemy himself comes this map of ancient Sicily.

History of Sicily
Watch the history of Sicily unfold at this exciting site.

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