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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities


YVLA (Ancient city) SICILY
Maior (he megale), on the southern slope of Mount Aetna and on the river Symaethus, was originally a town of the Siculi.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

Hybla Geleatis

  The site lies on the slopes of a volcanic hill containing the remains of different periods, ranging from the Bronze Age to the Greek, Hellenistic-Roman, Byzantine, and Early Mediaeval periods. The identification with modern Paterno was suggested after the discovery of an altar with a dedication to Venus "Victrici Hyblensi" (CIL 10,2,7013), at present in the Museo Comunale of Catania. The altar has been connected with the sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hyblaia mentioned by Thucydides (6.94.2). The finds were published in the first decade of this century. Other finds have been made in the cemetery discovered in the district of Castrogiacomo, to the SW of the hill of Paterno; they consist of vases, lamps, and terracottas, datable between the 5th and the 3d c. B.C. These finds, at present in the Siracusa Museum, will soon be displayed in the antiquarium which is being prepared within the old Norman Castle.

C. Buskemi Indelicato, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.

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