Heraclea

Heraclea

[her-uh-klee-uh]
Heraclea, ancient Greek city, in Lucania, S Italy, not far from the Gulf of Tarentum (Taranto). There Pyrrhus defeated the Romans in 280 B.C. Bronze tablets giving Roman municipal laws were found nearby.
Heraclea , Heracleia or Heraclia may refer to:

Places

Island

  • Heraclea (island) was the name of one of the Sporades, between Naxos and Ios, which is still called Raklia, and bears traces of a Greek township with temples to Tyche and Zeus Lophites.

Ancient cities

The name of several Greek cities named after Heracles.

Modern places

Species

Notes

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