Assorus or Assoros (Ancient Greek: Ἄσσωρος), or Asserus or Asseros (Ἄσσηρος), also known as Assorium or Assorion (Ασσώριον), was a city of the interior of ancient Sicily, situated about half way between Agyrium and Enna. It was a city of the Siculi, and appears never to have received a Greek colony. In 396 BCE it is mentioned by Diodorus as the only Siculian town which remained faithful to Dionysius of Syracuse, at the time of the great Carthaginian expedition under Himilco. In consequence, we find Dionysius, after the defeat of the Carthaginians, concluding a treaty of alliance with the Assorini, and leaving them in possession of their independence. At this time it would seem to have been a place of some importance; but no subsequent mention of it occurs in ancient writers until the days

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  • Assorus fou una ciutat sícula de Sicília anomenada Assoros o Assorion pels grecs, a mig camí entre Agyrios i Enna. És l'actual Asaro. El 396 aC fou l'única ciutat dels sículs que va romandre lleial a Dionis de Siracusa durant l'expedició del cartaginès Himilcó; i per això el tirà siracusà, després de guanyar la guerra, va signar amb Assorus un tractat d'aliança i va reconèixer la seva independència. Sota el domini romà fou un municipi que produïa molt de moresc. Va continuar existint com a municipi durant l'imperi. (ca)
  • Assorus or Assoros (Ancient Greek: Ἄσσωρος), or Asserus or Asseros (Ἄσσηρος), also known as Assorium or Assorion (Ασσώριον), was a city of the interior of ancient Sicily, situated about half way between Agyrium and Enna. It was a city of the Siculi, and appears never to have received a Greek colony. In 396 BCE it is mentioned by Diodorus as the only Siculian town which remained faithful to Dionysius of Syracuse, at the time of the great Carthaginian expedition under Himilco. In consequence, we find Dionysius, after the defeat of the Carthaginians, concluding a treaty of alliance with the Assorini, and leaving them in possession of their independence. At this time it would seem to have been a place of some importance; but no subsequent mention of it occurs in ancient writers until the days of Cicero, in whose time it appears to have been but a small town, though retaining its municipal independence, and possessing a territory fertile in corn. It suffered severely, in common with the neighbouring towns, from the exactions of Verres. We learn from Pliny the Elder and Ptolemy, that it continued to exist under the Roman Empire. and the modern town of Assoro undoubtedly occupies the site, as well as retains, with little alteration, the name of Assorus. According to Tommaso Fazello, the remains of the ancient walls, and one of the gates, were still visible in his time (16th century). It was situated on a lofty hill, at the foot of which flowed the river Chrysas (now called the Dittaino), the tutelary deity of which was worshipped with peculiar reverence by the Assorini, and inhabitants of the neighbouring cities. His temple was situated, as we learn from Cicero, at a short distance from the town, on the road to Enna; and so sacred was it deemed, that even Verres did not venture openly to violate it, but his emissaries made an unsuccessful attempt to carry off the statue of the deity in the night. Fazello asserts that considerable remains of this temple were still extant in his day; but the description he gives of them would lead us to suppose that they must have belonged to an ancient edifice of a different class. The coins of Assorus bear on the reverse a standing figure, with the name annexed of Chrysas. They are found only of copper, and are evidently of late date, from the fact that the legends are in Latin. (en)
  • Assorus edo Assoros (Antzinako grezieraz: Ἄσσωρος), baita Asserus edo Asseros (Ἄσσηρος), Assorium eta Assorion (Ασσώριον) izenak erabili ziren ere. Hiri hau Siziliako barnealdean kokatuta zegoen Agira eta Ennaren artean. Sikuloen hiria zen eta, dirudienez, ez zuen inoiz greziar kolonia bat onartu. Diodoro Sikuloren arabera, Assorus izan zen fidela Dionisiorekin (hiri sikulo bakarra), ek , K.a. 396an, eraso zuenean. Dionisiok kartagotarra irabazi ondoren, Assorusko independentzia bermatu zuen itun baten bitartez. Agian, hiri hau garrantzitsua izan zen, baina antzinako idazleek ez dute aipatzen Zizeron arte. Horren arabera, hiri txiki bat zen, nahiz eta independentea eta eremu oparoak zerealetan izan.Biztanleek, gehienak nekazariek, Krisa jainkoa gurtzen zuten, hau da, hiriko ibaia (gaurko ) eta horren omenez tenplu bat eraiki zuten Ennarako bidean.Ondoko hiriek bezala, Assorusek Verresen harrapakeriak pairatu zituen. Kasu horretan, tenpluko jainkoaren marmorezko estatua hain ederra zen non Verresek agindu baitzuen lapurtzea, baina lapurrek ezin zuten gauez estatua ostu.Plinio Zaharrak eta Klaudio Ptolomeok diote Assorusek iraun zuela Erromatar inperioa arte. Gaurko Assorok antzinako Assorus gainean eraikitzeaz gain, aurreko izenari eutsi dio, aldaketa txiki batekin izan arren.Tommaso Fazellok zioenez, antzinako harresien hondakinak eta ate bat ikusgai zeudela haren garaian (XVI. mendean). (eu)
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  • Assorus fou una ciutat sícula de Sicília anomenada Assoros o Assorion pels grecs, a mig camí entre Agyrios i Enna. És l'actual Asaro. El 396 aC fou l'única ciutat dels sículs que va romandre lleial a Dionis de Siracusa durant l'expedició del cartaginès Himilcó; i per això el tirà siracusà, després de guanyar la guerra, va signar amb Assorus un tractat d'aliança i va reconèixer la seva independència. Sota el domini romà fou un municipi que produïa molt de moresc. Va continuar existint com a municipi durant l'imperi. (ca)
  • Assorus or Assoros (Ancient Greek: Ἄσσωρος), or Asserus or Asseros (Ἄσσηρος), also known as Assorium or Assorion (Ασσώριον), was a city of the interior of ancient Sicily, situated about half way between Agyrium and Enna. It was a city of the Siculi, and appears never to have received a Greek colony. In 396 BCE it is mentioned by Diodorus as the only Siculian town which remained faithful to Dionysius of Syracuse, at the time of the great Carthaginian expedition under Himilco. In consequence, we find Dionysius, after the defeat of the Carthaginians, concluding a treaty of alliance with the Assorini, and leaving them in possession of their independence. At this time it would seem to have been a place of some importance; but no subsequent mention of it occurs in ancient writers until the days (en)
  • Assorus edo Assoros (Antzinako grezieraz: Ἄσσωρος), baita Asserus edo Asseros (Ἄσσηρος), Assorium eta Assorion (Ασσώριον) izenak erabili ziren ere. Hiri hau Siziliako barnealdean kokatuta zegoen Agira eta Ennaren artean. Sikuloen hiria zen eta, dirudienez, ez zuen inoiz greziar kolonia bat onartu. Diodoro Sikuloren arabera, Assorus izan zen fidela Dionisiorekin (hiri sikulo bakarra), ek , K.a. 396an, eraso zuenean. Dionisiok kartagotarra irabazi ondoren, Assorusko independentzia bermatu zuen itun baten bitartez. Agian, hiri hau garrantzitsua izan zen, baina antzinako idazleek ez dute aipatzen Zizeron arte. Horren arabera, hiri txiki bat zen, nahiz eta independentea eta eremu oparoak zerealetan izan.Biztanleek, gehienak nekazariek, Krisa jainkoa gurtzen zuten, hau da, hiriko ibaia (gaurko ) (eu)
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