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600-550 BC first half 6C BC
Site already inhabited in the prehistoric age.
City founded on a hill near the native Sikels, by Chalcidian colonists
465 BC after Morgantina reconquered its independence.
459 BC Duketios destroys the city.
451 BC Duketios is defeated, Syracuse occupies the city.
424 BC Morgantina surrendered to Kamarina (treaty of Gela).
396 BC Morgantina conquered by Dionysios I of Syracuse.
344 BC Morgantina allied with Timoleon after the victory of Adranon.
4-3 C BC The city is rebuilt, Strategic position. Shrine of Demeter and Kore is built.
3C BC Theatre and huge warehouses are built.
218-201 BC Second Punic War
Morgantina garrisoned by the Romans.
Passed to the Carthaginian side.
Conquered by consul M. Cornelius.
212 BC Iberian mercenaries are quartered in Morgantina,
coins with the legend HISPANORUM.
211 BC Mercenaries from Libya (leader Hiempsal II),
coins no legend.
Roman Period After a long Roman period the city ends to exist.