Magna Graecia[mag′nə grē′s̸hē ə]
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ancient Greek colonies in S Italy
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The ancient Greek seaport colonies of southern Italy and Sicily from the eighth to the fourth century B.C. Cumae and Tarantum (modern Taranto) remained significant after the decline of the other colonies.