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Siculus (from Greek) was a legendary king and brother of Italus.[1][2][3]

Thucydides and other Greek historians have suggested that he was the legendary progenitor of the Sicels (or Siculi), an Italic people who colonised Sicily three hundred years before the Ancient Greeks in 1050 BCE.[1] The island was originally called Sicania after a previous legendary King called Sicanus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason; Catherine Mason (2006). Encyclopedia of European Peoples. Infobase Publishing. pp. 735–. ISBN 978-1-4381-2918-1. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Edna Wiegand (1936). Notes on the eighth book of the Commentary of Servius on Vergil's Aeneid. Columbia University. p. 67. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Roman and European Mythologies. University of Chicago Press. 15 November 1992. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-0-226-06455-0. Retrieved 2 December 2012.