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Segesta

[si-jes-tuh; Italian se-jes-tah] /sɪˈdʒɛs tə; Italian sɛˈdʒɛs tɑ/
noun
1.
Also, Segeste. an ancient Greek and Carthaginian city in NW Sicily: near present-day Alcamo.
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  • The envoys from Segesta positively wept with joy when they found themselves in possession of the long-lost treasure of their city.

    Lords of the World Alfred John Church
  • Probably it was won from Segesta, that most hated Elymian neighbor.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • No words can do justice to the lonely grandeur of the Temple of Segesta.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • For Selinunto has to be seen, and Segesta, famous both for the grandeur and interest of their Greek remains.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • Segesta was founded by a people who wanted protection, and feared the sea.

    In the Land of Temples Joseph Pennell
  • Such was the Artemis of Segesta, one of the noblest figures that ancient sculpture produced.

    Lords of the World Alfred John Church
  • Almost straight north, along the high-road to Castellammare, are the ruins of Segesta, a spot full of tragic memories.

    Vistas in Sicily Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • If the theatre of Segesta has no Etna behind it, the surroundings to the eye are in other ways grand.

    In the Land of Temples Joseph Pennell

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