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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER II. (search)
s a portico well worthy of notice. † The other settlement
and most of the interior have been left to the shepherds for
pasturage; for we do not know that Himera is yet inhabited,The Carthaginians had destroyed it about 409 years B. C.
or Gela,Some colonists from Rhodes made a settlement here 45 years after
the foundation of Syracuse. It was overthrown about 279 years B. C. or Callipolis, or Selinus, or Eubœa, or many other
places; of these the Zanclæi of MylœMilazzo. founded Himera,About 649 B. C.
the people of Naxos, Callipolis,It is supposed that Callipolis anciently occupied the site of Mascalis. the Megaræans of Sicily,Those who inhabited Hybia Minor. We know that Selinus was in
existence 640 B. C., and destroyed 268 B. C.
Selinus,Now ruins called di Pollece on the river Madiuni in the Terra de'
Pulci. and the LeontiniThe Leontini arrived in Sicily 728 B. C., and
founded Leontini, now Lentini. Eubœa.Eubmœa was destroyed by the tyrant Gelon, who reigned from 491 to