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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VII., CHAPTER VII. (search)
ed among themselves the country on this side of the
isthmus.The Peloponnesus, which before the arrival of Pelops was called Apia. The case was the same on the other side of the
isthmus; for Thracians, under their leader Eumolpus,Eumolpus took possession of Eleusis B. C. 1400. He is said to have
there instituted the mysteries of Ceres. took
possession of Attica; Tereus of Daulis in Phocæa; the Phœnicians, with their leader Cadmus,Cadmus, son of Agenor, king of Tyre, arrived in Bœotia B. C. 1550.
The citadel of Thebes was named after him. occupied the Cadmeian
district; Aones, and Temmices, and Hyantes, Bœotia. Pindar says, there was a time when the Bœotian people were
called Syes.Sues, Su/as, swine, in allusion to their ignorance. Some names show their barbarous origin, as
Cecrops, Codrus, Œclus, Cothus, Drymas, and Crinacus.There were two kings of Athens named Cecrops. The first of this
name, first king of Attica and Bœotia, came from Egypt. Cecrops II.
was the 7th, and Codru