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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER I. (search)
et out under Menestheus;Servius observes that these Athenians were returning from Africa,
Serv. Æn. iii. 552. it is now called Scylacium.Saumaise (Exercit. Plin. p. 47, 57) thinks the true reading should be
Scylaceium, or Virgil could not have made the penultimate long.
. . . Attollit se diva Lacinia contra
Caulonisque arces, et navifragum Scylaceum.
Æn. iii. 652. Dionysius [the elder] allotted a portion of it to the
Locri, whilst it was in the possession of the Crotoniatæ.About B. C. 389. The
Scylleticus Sinus received its name from this city. It together with the Hipponiates Sinus forms the isthmus which we
have mentioned above.Book vi. cap. i. § 4. DionysiusPliny seems to attribute to Dionysius the elder the project of cutting
not walling off the isthmus: Itaque Dionysius major intercisam eo loco
adjicere Siciliæ voluit. Hist. Nat. lib. iii. § 15. Grimaldi also is of
opinion that the circumstance mentioned by Strabo should be referred
to the first years of Dionysius t<