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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER III. (search)
note in the French translation explains that Strabo was quoting Herodotus from memory. We follow Kramer. is described by Herodotus as situated in Iapygia, and as founded by the Cretans who strayed from the fleet of Minos while sailing to Sicily;B. C. 1353. we must suppose that he meant either this place [Uria] or Veretum. It is said that a colony of Cretans settled in Brentesium,Brindisi. but the tradition varies; some say they were those who came with Theseus from Cnossus;About B. C. 1323. others, that they were some out of Sicily who had come with Iapyx; they agree however in saying that they did not abide there, but went thence to Bottiæa. At a later period, when the state was under the government of a monarch, it lost a large portion of its territories, which was taken by the Lacedæmonians who came over under Phalanthus; notwithstanding this the Brundusians received him when he was expelled from Tarentum, and honoured him with a splendid tomb at his death. They posses