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  1. an ancient Greek city in S Italy: noted for its wealth and luxury; destroyed 510 b.c.
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Historical Examples of sybaris

  • If Sybaris is so sad a name to the memory and who is without some Sybaris of his own?

    The Sense of Beauty

    George Santayana

  • You I invite to an entertainment at my house in Sybaris, this day year.

  • A company has lately formed an establishment worthy of the town of Sybaris.

    The Sunshade

    Octave Uzanne

  • Sybaris was a town of Lucania, situated on the banks of the Bay of Tarentum.

  • They built a city near the ancient Sybaris, and called it Thurium.

British Dictionary definitions for sybaris


  1. a Greek colony in S Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: notorious for its luxurious living, founded about 720 bc and sacked in 510
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