Ancient inhabitants of Sicily in the area west of the Gelas River. According to ancient Greek writers, the Sicani were the aboriginal inhabitants of central Sicily, as distinguished from the Siculi of eastern Sicily and the Elymi of western Sicily.

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Ancient inhabitants of Sicily in the area west of the Gelas River. According to ancient Greek writers, the Sicani were the aboriginal inhabitants of central Sicily, as distinguished from the Siculi of eastern Sicily and the Elymi of western Sicily. Archaeologically there is no substantial difference between Sicani and Siculi (Sicels) in historical times, but the Greek historian Thucydides believed the Sicani to be Iberians from Spain who were driven by the invading Siculi into the central parts of the island.

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Sicani
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021