Akrai overview
Other name(s) Acrae
Modern name(s) Palazzolo Acreide
Region Mediterranean
Section Italia
Latitude 37.05721858 N suggest info
Longitude 14.89451604 E
Status Accurate location
Info The area around Palazzolo Acreide was settled by humans since very ancient times. In the 11th-10th centuries BCE the Siculi lived here in small villages. The town occupies the site of the ancient Akrai (Latin Acrae), founded by Syracuse about 664 BCE. The city was important as it controlled the paths of communication with the towns on the southern coast of the island. According to Thucydides, the Syracusans defeated the Athenians here in 413 BC.

In the treaty between the Romans and Hiero II of Syracuse in 263 BCE it was assigned to the latter. After the Roman conquest, it became a civitas stipendiaria, and was still prospering in the course of the early Christian age.
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37.057219, 14.894516 === 37.057219 N, 14.894516 E === 37° 3' 26.0" N, 14° 53' 40.3" E
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Database ID 8212, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:32, Last changed 16 Feb 2014, 21:53