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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER III. (search)
er. They also engaged in war with the Messapii
concerning Heraclea, when they counted the kings of the
Daunii and of the Peucetii as allies.Some suspect this last sentence to be an interpolation; certain it is
that there is great difficulty in finding a time to correspond with all the
circumstances contained in it. According to M. Heyne, this war must
have taken place 474 B. C., but then Heraclea was not founded till 436
B. C. It seems too that the people of Iapygia had kings as late as 480 B. C.
The remainder of the country of the Iapygii is very fair,
notwithstanding unfavourable appearances; for although, for
the most part, it appears rugged, yet when it is broken up
the soil is found to be deep; and although it lacks water, yet
it appears well-suited for pasture, and is furnished with trees.
At one time it was thickly inhabited throughout its whole
extent, and possessed thirteen cities, but now it is so depopulated that, with the exception of Tarentum and Brentesium,