1 /ˈsʌɪrəˌkjuːz/ A port on the east coast of Sicily; population 124,083 (2008). It became a flourishing centre of Greek culture, especially in the 5th and 4th centuries bc under the rule of Dionysius I and II. It was taken by the Romans at the end of the 3rd century bc. Italian name Siracusa.
Definition of Syracuse in:
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