Where did Italy get its name?

When the Ancient Greeks first colonized Sicily and Southern Italy during the 6th-century BCE, they discovered (as visitors to Italy today still discover), that the "boot" of Italy is absolutely chock-full of the largest oxen that you will ever encounter! (Seriously, some of these beasts stand a full 6-feet tall at the shoulder!) The Ancient Greek word for oxen is Italoi, and in the presence of these omnipresent oxen, the Greeks were inspired to name the place Italia (literally, "the land of oxen").