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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VIII., CHAPTER VII. (search)
habitants, that the Athenians sent out a colony of Ionians to Peloponnesus, and the tract of country
which they occupied was called Ionia after their own name,
instead of Ægialeia, and the inhabitants Ionians instead of
Ægialeans, who were distributed among twelve cities.
After the return of the Heracleidæ, these Ionians, being
expelled by the Achæans, returned to Athens, whence, in con-
junction with the Codridæ, (descendants of Codrus,) they sent
cut the Ionian colonists to Asia.About 1044 B. C. They founded twelve cities
on the sea-coast of Caria and Lydia, having distributed themselves over the country into as many parts as they occupied in
Peloponnesus.The twelve cities were Phocæa, Erythræ, Clazomenæ Teos, Lebedos,
Colophon, Ephesus, Priene, Myus, Miletus, and Samos and Chios in the
neighbouring islands. See b. xiv. c. i. § 3. This account of the expulsion of the Ionians from Peloponnesus is taken from Poilybius, b. ii. c.
41, and b. iv. c. 1.
The Achæans were Phthi