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Catania definitions

Merriam Webster's

or ancient Catana geographical name commune Italy in E Sicily on E coast on Gulf of Catania population 330,037

Britannica Concise

City (pop.,
1996: 342,000), Sicily. It was founded by Greeks in 729 BC at the foot of Mt. Etna on the Gulf of Catania. Taken by the Romans in the First Punic War (263 BC), it was made a Roman colony by Octavian (later Augustus). Catanian Christians suffered under the emperors Decius and Diocletian; their martyrs included St. Agatha, patron saint of the city. Catania fell successively to the Byzantines, Arabs, and Normans, and suffered devastation by earthquakes especially in 1169 and 1693. In World War II the city was severely damaged by bombing. Rebuilt, it is Sicily's second-largest city, and is an industrial and transportation center.




 


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