Magna Graecia[mag′nə grē′s̸hē ə]
Magna Graecia definition by Webster's New World
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ancient Greek colonies in S Italy
Magna Graecia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.