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Site inhabited since Neolithic Age.
750 BC (734 BC) Naxos is said to be the first Greek colony on Sicily.
Chalcidians and probably also Ionian colonists (Name Ionian).
495 BC Altar to Apollo Archagetas, the god of Delos, also worshipped in Euboea.
476 BC Naxos attacked by Gela (Hippocrates).
Naxos is conquered and destroyed by Syracuse (Hieron). Its inhabitants
are exiled (with those of Katane) to Leontinoi.
466 BC After the fall of the Dinomenides the Naxians return to their city,
which had been rebuilt by Hieron with the help of colonists from Locri.
427-424 BC Naxos is allied with Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
403 BC Naxos completely destroyed by Dionysios of Syracuse after the treason
of Procles (probably the same who signs coins in the late 5C BC).
358 BC Surviving people to Tauromenion (leaded by Andromachos, father of the
historian Timaeus). Tauromenion continues the minting tradition of the
36 BC Naval battle near Naxos between Sextus Pompeus and Octavianus.