Metapontion (Metaponto)

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              An Achaean colony of very early foundation.
              Leukippos is the legendary founder of Metapontion
early 6C BC   Refounded from Sybaris.
400-350 BC    "Coin" artist Aristoxenos 
c. 300 BC     captured by the Lucanians
278 BC        Voluntarily gave themselves up to the Romans, who were warring against
              Pyrrhus and the Lucanians.
216/2-207 BC  Metaponto supported Hannibal.
207 BC        destroyed by the Romans