Definitions

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  • n. The unification of towns, tribes etc. under one capital city or polis.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek συνοικισμός, from συνοικίζειν ("to make live with, to unite under one city"), from σύν ("syn-") + οἰκίζειν ("to colonise"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Athens gradually unified Attica by conquest and by synoecism, the process of merging with smaller towns.

    d. Athens

  • Cimon secured the OSTRACISM OF THEMISTOCLES, who fled to Argos and conducted anti-Spartan activity in the Peloponnese, possibly inspiring the synoecism which united Elis.

    478-477

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