Sites & cities that bear the name of Megara Hyblaea

Megara Hyblaea

Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : 750 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 2nd century B.C.E
Recorded names : τὰ Μέγαρα, Megara Hyblaia, Mégara Hiblea, Hybla Major?, Hybla Maior?, Hybla Magna?, Ὕβλα Μεγάλη?, Hybla

Description : Megara Hyblaea (Ancient Greek: τὰ Μέγαρα) – perhaps identical with Hybla Major – is an ancient Greek colony in Sicily, situated near Augusta on the east coast, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-northwest of Syracuse, Italy, on the deep bay formed by the Xiphonian promontory. There were at least three (and possibly as many as five) cities named "Hybla" in ancient accounts of Sicily which are often confounded with each other, and among which it is sometimes very difficult to distinguish.

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