Greek Colonies

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Greek-Punic Wars - Background - Greater Greece Outside Mainland Greece
... The Greek-colonized zone encompassing Sicily and Southern Italy came to be known as Magna Grecia ... The Greeks living in this area behaved pretty much like the mainland Greeks, expanding their political and commercial domain at the expense of their ... In Sicily, the Ionian Greeks on the whole had friendly relations with native Sicilians and the Phoenicians, but the Dorian Greek colonies were comparatively more aggressive, expanding inland from ...
Colonies In Antiquity - Greek Colonies
... In Ancient Greece, colonies were sometimes founded by vanquished people, who left their homes to escape subjection at the hand of a foreign enemy sometimes as a sequel to civil ... further the wealth of the mother-city (in Greek, metropolis) ... Colonies were established in Ionia and Thrace as early as the 8th century BC ...
Prehistoric Iberia - Iron Age - Greek Colonies
... The Greek colony at what now is Marseilles began trading with the Iberians on the eastern coast around the 8th century BC ... The Greeks finally founded their own colony at Ampurias, in the eastern Mediterranean shore (modern Catalonia), during the 6th century BC beginning their settlement in the Iberian peninsula ... There are no Greek colonies west of the Strait of Gibraltar, only voyages of discovery ...

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