ns, he changed his mind, gave sanction to Stenyclarus alone as a city, and also gathered into it all the Dorians.
The city of the Messenians is similar to Corinth; for above either city lies a high and precipitous mountain that is enclosed by a commoni.e., common to the lower city and the acropolis. wall, so that it is used as an acropolis, the one mountain being called Ithome and the other Acrocorinthus. And so Demetrius of Pharos seems to have spoken aptly to PhilipPhilip V—reigned 220 to 178 B.C. the son of Demetrius when he advised him to lay hold of both these cities if he coveted the Peloponnesus,This same Demetrius was commissioned by Philip V to take Ithome but was killed in the attack (see Polybius 3.19, 7.11). "for if you hold both horns," he said, "you will hold down the cow," meaning by "horns" Ithome and Acrocorinthus, and by "cow" the Peloponnesus. And indeed it is because of their advantageous position that these cities have been objects of contention. Corinth was d