Crotona is a city located in the Bruttium on the Western coast of the gulf of Tarente on a headland which advances in the Ionian Mer. It is founded in 710 av. J. - C. by Achaens and Spartiates. Enough quickly it becomes prosperous and is opposed to Sybaris the large rival whose slackened manners contrast with Crotona.
In 530 av. J. - C. Pythagore creates its school of wisdom and gives aristocratic laws to the city. However towards 450 av. J. - C. the democratic party is essential.
In 510 av. J. - C., Crotona seizes Sybaris which is destroyed basic in roof.
Later, on a dubious date, it is devastated by Pyrrhus Ier king of Epire, and is taken by the Romans in 277 av. J. - C.
In 194 av. J. - C., Crotona becomes a Roman colony. The police chiefs Cneius Octavius, L. Aemilius Paulus and C. Laetorius organize the installation of a group of Romans on the grounds which Bruttiens had taken to the Greeks.
The most famous athlete of Antiquity, Milon of Crotona, was originating in the city.
Into 1928, the name of the city changes Cotrone into Crotona .
Papanice, Apriglianello, Carpentieri, Cipolla, Farina, Gabella Large, Iannello, Maiorano, Margherita
Personalities related to Crotona
- List of the Italian cities of more than 25.000 inhabitants
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