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City on the western coast of the island of Euboea,
facing mainland Greece, north of Athens (area
Chalcis was the homeland of settlers who founded cities in several parts of the Mediterranean during the VIIIth and VIIth centuries B. C., epecially in Sicily and Italy (Naxos, Cumæ, Zancle, ...)
This is the place where Aristotle died in 322, having fled Athens some time earlier for fear of being tried as pro-Macedonian.