Today was the Greek colony of Naxos, agreed by the Greek sources to be the first of the Greek colonies in Sicily — but a bit of an odd one. Not much land, no columns in the temples, Sicels very close by — but famed for its vines, which it stuck on its coins, and alluded to in its wonderful Silenus-head antefixes. The colony itself has become an orchard of fruit trees, and with the sun shining gloriously it seemd a veritable Phaeacia for a washed-up vagabon, or an ICCS student…


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