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Now Alcamo; the later Roman form of the town called by the Greeks Egesta (Ἔγεστα) or Aegesta (Αἴγεστα), in Vergil Acesta; situated in the northwest of Sicily, near the coast between Panormus and Drepanum. It is said to have been founded by the Trojans on two small rivers, to which they gave the names of Simoïs and Scamander; hence the Romans called it a colony of Aeneas (Thucyd. vi. 2; Dionys. i. 52). Its ruins are still very beautiful, and include the remains of a Doric temple of the sixth century B.C.

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