Hybla Gereatis (Sicily) 32 Paterna - Ύβλαι

Ὕβλαι - Hybla Gereatis, Classical to Late Antique settlement near Paterna in Sicily
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Latitude: 37.567300
Longitude: 14.900900
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Ὕβλαι
Place ID: 376149UHyb
Time period: CHRL
Region: Sicily
Country: Italy
Department:
Mod: Paterna

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Modern Description: The site lies on the slopes of a volcanic hill containing the remains of different periods, ranging from the Bronze Age to the Greek, Hellenistic-Roman, Byzantine, and Early Mediaeval periods. The identification with modern Paterno was suggested after the discovery of an altar with a dedication to Venus 'Victrici Hyblensi'; (CIL 10,2,7013), at present in the Museo Comunale of Catania. The altar has been connected with the sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hyblaia mentioned by Thucydides (6.94.2). The finds were published in the first decade of this century. Other finds have been made in the cemetery discovered in the district of Castrogiacomo, to the SW of the hill of Paterno; they consist of vases, lamps, and terracottas, datable between the 5th and the 3d c. B.C. These finds, at present in the Siracusa Museum, will soon be displayed in the antiquarium which is being prepared within the old Norman Castle. (C. BUSCEMI INDELICATO)
Wikidata ID: Q3787772

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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