Sentence Examples with the word sybarite

The pretensions of the Sybarite colonists led to dissensions and ultimately to their expulsion; peace was made with Crotona, and also, after a period of war, with Tarentum, and Thurii rose rapidly in power and drew settlers from all parts of Greece, especially from Peloponnesus, so that the tie to Athens was not always acknowledged.

It owed its origin to an attempt made in 452 B.C. by Sybarite exiles and their descendants to repeople their old home.