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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient city of northwest Sicily near modern-day Alcamo. Traditionally a Trojan colony, it was a Carthaginian dependency after c. 400 BC but declined during the first century.

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Examples

  • Baglio Segesta and Tenute Margana, Segesta You definitely need a 4x4 as your hire car to stay at this pair of agriturismos: they're a couple of miles from the nearest road up a track for which the word bumpy is totally inadequate.

    A Sicilian opening in the wild west

  • The hugely popular Greek complex in Agrigento and even the more secluded cities of Segesta and Selinunte are only a short drive away.

    Marcello Arrambide: The Road Less Traveled: Sicily

  • Tenute Margana (+39 338 3293872, tenutemargana.it) has rustic rooms from €25 a night; Baglio Segesta (+39 347 716 3864) charges the same and offers a gut-busting set lunch for just €10 a head.

    A Sicilian opening in the wild west

  • The hugely popular Greek complex in Agrigento and even the more secluded cities of Segesta and Selinunte are only a short drive away.

    Marcello Arrambide: The Road Less Traveled: Sicily

  • Simplice of Sicily, as we know, is the saint who preferred to allow both her breasts to be torn off rather than to say that she had been born at Segesta when she had been born at Syracuse — a lie which would have saved her.

    Les Miserables

  • Cicero (mentions Segesta) as a place of some importance.

    Greek Cities in Italy and Sicily by David Randall-MacIver (1931)

  • Selinus, in Sicily, called on Athens for assistance in its war against Segesta.

    2. The Argive War

  • In Sicily, the towns of Segesta and Halicyae started a war with Selinus and approached Athens for an alliance, which was granted.

    d. The First Peloponnesian War

  • At Segesta the temple is enthroned in a perfect mountain solitude, and it is like a beautiful tomb of its religion, so stately, so entire; while around, but for one solitary house of the keeper, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, to disturb the apparent reign of Silence and of Death ....

    The Grand Old Man

  • Segesta was at feud with Selinus; as the latter city applied to

    Authors of Greece

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