for "Greater Greece
," from Greek hÍ Hellas hÍ MegalÍ
) is the name of an area in ancient southern Italy
that was colonised by ancient Greek settlers
With this colonisation, the Greek culture was exported to Italy, and soon developed an original civilisation, later interacting with the native Italic and Latin civilisationss.
Many of the new cities become very powerful and rich, like KapuÍ (Capua), Neapolis (Naples), Subaris (Sybaris.)
Other cities in Magna Graecia included Taras (Taranto), Locri, Rhegim, Croton (Crotone), and Thurii.