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Sicyon

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Aratus of Sicyon

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Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Σικυώνας / Archaeological Museum of Sikyon, Greece

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Αρχαία Σικυώνα - 1966

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Archaeologists Have Just Unearthed The Earliest Copy Of History’s Most Famous Epic Poem

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02. The investigations at Sikyon, Greece by Rune Frederiksen

Sicyon was an ancient Greek city state situated in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea on the territory of the present-day regional unit of Corinthia. An ancient monarchy at the times of the Trojan War, the city was ruled by a number of tyrants during the Archaic and Classical period and became a democracy in the 3rd century BC. Sicyon was celebrated for its contributions to ancient Greek art, producing many famous painters and sculptors. In Hellenistic times it was also the home of Aratus of Sicyon, the leader of the Achaean League.
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