Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Messene” in book 1, chapter 10 of Polybius, Histories:

...were certain before long to crush Syracuse also, since they were already lords of nearly the whole of the rest of Sicily. The Romans saw all this, and felt that it was absolutely necessary not to let Messene slip, or allow the Carthaginians to secure what would be like a bridge to enable them to cross into Italy.
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Messene (Greece) 452 100 0 0 0 user votes

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