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ID: 7030363
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7030363

 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of Sicily (island)  Sicily (island)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 014 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 14.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Large island comprising most of the Sicily administrative region of Italy. Home to Stone Age Sicani, Elymi and Siculi (arrived from toe of Italy ca. 1000 BCE). The island was colonized by Greece from the 8th century BCE and by the Romans by 215 BCE. It was later taken by Vandals, Goths (493 CE), Byzantines and Arabs (850) and it thrived under the Normans (from the 11th century) and the Hohenstaufens. The island formed a part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (or Naples) during the 12th and 13th centuries, and it was ruled by the Bourbons in the 18th century.

Names:
Sicilia, Isola di (preferred,C,V,Italian-P,U,N)
Sicily (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Sizilien (C,O)
Sicilia (C,V)
Isola di Sicilia (C,V)
Sicile (C,V)
Sikanie (H,V)  ............ ancient name; recorded in Homer's "The Odyssey"
Thrinacria (H,V)
Trinacria (H,V)  ............ ancient name, meaning "three-pointed" in reference to the island's triangular shape
Σικελία (C,V,Greek,U)
Sicilian (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sicily (region (administrative division))  ............  Sicily (region (administrative division)) (P,C) part of unified Italy from 1861
Hierarchy of Sicily (island)  ................  Sicily (island) (P,C) part of unified Italy from 1861

Place Types:
island (preferred, C)  ............  region comprises this large island and several nearby smaller islands

Related geographic places:
distinguished from ....  Sicily .......... (region (administrative division))
..................................  (World, Europe, Italy) [7003122]

Sources and Contributors:
Σικελία..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Isola di Sicilia..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sicile..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sicilia..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Pleiades (2006-) http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/462492
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 183
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Sicilia, Isola di..........  [VP Preferred]
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Sicilian..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-)
Sicily..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1113
Sikanie..........  [VP]
.................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 26 Sep 2002
Sizilien..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 1-163
Thrinacria..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 859-860
Trinacria..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 859-860
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 25 Sep 2002
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:859-860; II, 859-860
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 25 Sep 2002; accessed 26 Sep 2002
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -129696
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-163; 1-163
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 183
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1113
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 26 Sep 2002

 

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