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729 BC founded as a Chalcidian colony
early 5C BC Hippocrates tyrant of Gela (498-491 BC) conquers Leontinoi (Naxos, Zancle and other cities)
Deinomenides (sons of Deinomenes)
491-478 BC Gelon tyrant of Gela (after 485 of Syracuse)
476 BC Hieron I tyrant of Syracuse (478-467/6 BC) moves the inhabitants of Naxos and Katane towards Leontinoi
467/6 BC Thrasuboulos tyrant of Syracuse. His unpopularity resulted in an uprising of the Syracusans, supported
by other Sicilian cities. Thrasuboulos retired to Locri.
464 BC Leontinoi is independent again. Treaty of alliance with Athens.
425 BC The city is again ruled by Syracuse (democracy from 466-406 BC). The walls are pulled down.
The town is used as a military fortress
406 BC Survivers of Akragas (sacked by the Carthaginians. 409 Selinus and Himera, 406 Akragas, 405 Gela and
Kamarina) are allowed to settle in Leontinoi.
396 BC Dionysius I tyrant of Syracuse (405-367 BC) surrenders Leontinoi to 10000 of his mercenaries to prevent
357 BC Leontinoi directly involved in the internal struggle between Dionysios II (tyrant of Syracusa (son of
Dionysios I) 367-343/2 BC) and Dion (357-354 BC)
338 BC Timoleon (344-336 BC) occupies the city. A fortress is build (the walls of the city are not restored).
309 BC Agathocles (317-289 BC) conquers and sacks the city as a punishment for choosing the Carthaginian side
278 BC Pyrrhus (278-276 BC) uses the fortress (built by Timoleon) of Leontinoi
263 BC Leontinoi again under the rule of Syracuse as a result of a treaty between Hieron II (275/4-216 BC) and
214 BC The Romans (Consul Marcellus) attack the city and destroy it
214 BC Hieronymus, the last king of Syracuse dies in Leontinoi