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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER I. (search)
rii, from a fountain of that name. The
water of the river Sybaris has the peculiar property of making the horses which drink it shy,"Compare Ælian. Hist. Anim. ii. 36. for which reason they keep
their horses away from the river. The Crati turns the hair
of those who bathe in it yellow, and sometimes white, but has
been found salutary for the cure of many disorders. Thurii,
after having flourished for a long time, became a continual
prey to the aggressions of the Leucani,From B. C. 390 to 290. and afterwards the
Tarentini troubling them, they appealed to the Romans for
succour, who, in course of time, sent a colonyAbout B. C. 194. when it was
nearly deserted, and changed the name of the city to Copiæ.Cæsar however calls it Thurii, and designates it a municipal town.
Civ. Bell. iii. 22.
After Thurii is Lagaria,Now La Nucara. a garrison fort; it was originally settled by EpeiusIt is not ascertained whether this leader were the architect of the
Horse of Troy. and the Ph