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The ELYMIANS (Greek : Ἔλυμοι; Latin
Latin
: Elymi) were an ancient people who inhabited the western part of Sicily
Sicily
during the Bronze Age and Classical antiquity
Classical antiquity
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Origins * 2 History * 3 Areas of settlement * 4 See also * 5 External links * 6 References

ORIGINS

Apart from mythological tales, there is little known about the identity and culture of the Elymians. They are indistinguishable from their Sicani neighbours in the archaeological record of the early Iron Age (c. 1100–c. 700 BC). Thereafter they appear to have adopted many aspects of the culture of the Greek colonists of Sicily, erecting the remarkable temple at Segesta
Segesta
and using the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet
to write their own language. As yet, no one has succeeded in deciphering the Elymian language . The Elymian temple at Segesta
Segesta
, Sicily
Sicily
.

HISTORY

The Elymians
Elymians
maintained friendly relations (and alliances) with Carthage
Carthage
but came into frequent conflict with the expansionist Greek colonies of western Sicily, especially <