Magna Graecia

Magna Graecia (Latin for "Greater Greece," Megalê Hellas/Μεγάλη Ελλάς in Greek) is the name of the area in ancient southern Italy that was colonised by ancient Greek settlers in the 8th century BC who brought with them the lasting imprint of their Hellenic civilization.

In the 8th and 7th centuries, Greek colonies were established in places as widely separated as the eastern coast of the Black Sea and what is now Marseille, an article about the Grecanici of Calabria.

  • Magna Graecia a Yahoo! discussion forum in Griko, Greek, English and Italian.
  • Italy rediscovers Greek heritage BBC article
  • Magna Grecia Coins Database with historical information
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