Mylae

Mylae mī´lē [key], ancient port, NE Sicily, now Milazzo . It was settled by colonists from Messina. Here in 260 BC the Romans in a newly built fleet were led to victory over the Carthaginians by the consul Caius Duilius in the First Punic War it was Rome's first naval triumph. Mylae was (36 BC) the scene of a naval victory of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa over Sextus Pompeius.

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