Magna Graecia

Magna Graecia, meaning “Great Greece” is a Roman term referring to the areas of southern Italy that were extensively populated by Greeks, such settlement occurring since the 8th century BC. These Greek colonies were largely responsible for the introduction of Greek culture to the Italic and later Roman cultures and as well as disseminating Greek culture, such regions were notable as areas of artistic production that includes some significant independence from the main Greek canon such as the Apulian pottery.