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Segesta

[si-jes-tuh; Italian se-jes-tah]
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noun
  1. Also Segeste. an ancient Greek and Carthaginian city in NW Sicily: near present-day Alcamo.
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  • Segesta was founded by a people who wanted protection, and feared the sea.

    In the Land of Temples

    Joseph Pennell

  • Probably it was won from Segesta, that most hated Elymian neighbor.

    Vacation days in Greece

    Rufus B. Richardson

  • If the theatre of Segesta has no Etna behind it, the surroundings to the eye are in other ways grand.

  • For Selinunto has to be seen, and Segesta, famous both for the grandeur and interest of their Greek remains.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths

  • No words can do justice to the lonely grandeur of the Temple of Segesta.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths