Magna Graecia

Magna Graecia, which translated to “Great Greece”, is a term Romans used to refer to the areas in the south of Italy densely populated by Greeks, who first settled there in the 8th century BC. The Greek colonies established in the area are responsible for the crucial artistic and overall cultural influence the Romans inherited from them. Some prominent styles in pottery, such as the Apulian Style, have originated in Magna Grecia.