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AGIRA (formerly San Filippo d'Areiro), town in the province of Enna, Sicily, with a railway station 41 m. to the south; 35 m. W. of Catania. Pop. 0901) 17,738; (193i) 14,301 (town), 15,172 (commune) . Agyrion, an ancient Sicel city, was ruled by tyrants, one of whom, Agyris, was contemporary of Dionysius I., and with him successfully resisted the Carthaginians in 392 B.C. Agyrion was not colonized by the Greeks until Timo leon drove out the last tyrant in 339 B.C.