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BRICINNIAE (Βρικιννίαι), a small town of Sicily, mentioned by Thucydides, who calls it a fortress or stronghold (ἔρυμα) in the territory of Leontini. It was occupied in B.C. 422 by a body of exiles from Leontini, who held it against the Syracusans. (Thuc. 5.4.) But no subsequent mention of the name occurs, except in Stephanus of Byzantium, who probably took it from Thucydides. It was evidently but a small place, and its site cannot now be determined with precision.


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