Gods and Monsters

by Elise Warner
Towering mountains, the Cyclops Coast and the sparkling Mediterranean have beckoned seafarers, conquerors and tourists to Sicily since Neolithic times. By the 5th century BC, the Greek colonies, the city-states called Magna Graecia, encompassed the southern part of Italy and half of Sicily. Every Tyrant Hieron, Dionysius the Elder, Dionysius II and Gelo of Syracuse - paid equal tribute to war and the arts during his reign and legends of the Minotaur, Ariadne and Dionysus, Zeus, Hades, Ulysses have been told and retold though the ages.
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