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Just outside the town was the ancient town of Thurii, a Greek colony established around 440 BC.
Today, Cassano all' Ionio is known for its clock tower, church, and ancient ruins.
People Born in Cassano all' Ionio
Cassano all' Ionio in People's Lives
Herodotus: I moved here from Athens around 443 BC. At the time, it was called Thurium, and was a newly established Athenian-supported colony. It is unknown how long I lived here, but many historians believe that I lived here for the rest of my life. I died in 425 BC, around the age of 60, quite possibly in this city.