continuous with it. The second peninsula is the one that adds Megaris to the Peloponnesus,And therefore comprises both. The first peninsula includes the Isthmus, Crommyon being the first place beyond it, in Megaris. so that Crommyon belongs to the Megarians and not to the Corinthians; the third is the one which, in addition to the second, comprises Attica and Boeotia and a part of Phocis and of the Epicnemidian Locrians. I must therefore describe these two. EudoxusEudoxus of Cnidus (fl. 350 B.C.). says that if one should imagine a straight line drawn in an easterly direction from the Ceraunian Mountains to Sunium, the promontory of Attica, it would leave on the right, towards the south, the whole of the Peloponnesus, and on the left, towards the north, the continuous coastline from the Ceraunian Mountains to the Crisaean Gulf and Megaris, and the coastline of all Attica. And he believes that the shore which extends from Sunium to the Isthmus would not be so concave as to have a
rding to history, the Hyantes left Boeotia and settled among the Aetolians. But Ephorus, as though he had achieved success in his argument, adds: "It is my wont to examine such matters as these with precision, whenever any matter is either altogether doubtful or falsely interpreted."
But though Ephorus is such, still he is better than others. And PolybiusPolybius 34 Fr. 1 himself, who praises him so earnestly, and says concerning the Greek histories that EudoxusEudoxus of Cnidus (fl. about 350 B.C. indeed gave a good account, but Ephorus gave the best account of the foundings of cities, kinships, migrations, and original founders, "but I," he says, shall show the facts as they now are, as regards both the position of places and the distances between them; for this is the most appropriate function of Chorography.Polybius Book 34, Fr. 1But assuredly you, Polybius, who introduce "popular notions"See 2. 4. 2 and 7. 5. 9 concerning distances, not only in dealing with places outside of