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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Fragments of Book 10, Chapter 19 (search)
thing that the kings before his time, though possessing inferior resources,
had reduced in war the greatest nations, whereas he, who had forces greater than any man before
him had ever acquired, had accomplished no deed worthy of mention. When the Tyrrheniansc. 520 B.C. Not to be confused with the Tyrrhenians
(Etruscans) of Italy. These Tyrrhenians came to
Lemnos in all probability from Asia Minor c. 700 B.C. were
leaving Lemnos, because of their fear of the Persians,
they claimed that they were doing so because of certain oracles, and they gave the island over
to Miltiades.The famous hero of Marathon, 490 B.C. The leader of the Tyrrhenians in this affair was Hermon,
and as a result presents of this kind have from that time been called "gifts of Hermon."These are presumably presents made out of dire necessity.
Modern historians say that Miltiades "conquered" Lemnos c. 510 or c. 493 B.C.; see Hdt. 6.140.Const. Exc. 4, pp. 297-298.