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Sicel (Siculan)
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Language of a pre-Greek population in eastern Sicily, known from some 100 glosses recorded by ancient authors as Siculan, and from an only imprecisely delimitable number of inscriptions, mostly from the 6th and 5th centuries BC, written in a somewhat modified Greek alphabet. The four most important inscriptions are: a jug (guttus) from Centuripe (almost 100 letters), a stela from Sciri near Caltagirone, a block of stone from Mendolito (over 50 letters each), a vase from Montagna d…

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Untermann, Jürgen (Pulheim/Köln), “Sicel (Siculan)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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