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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER III. (search)
readings of this name. They further add, that
all the people who reach as far as Daunia were called Iapygians, from Iapyx, who was born to Dædalus by a Cretan
woman, and became a chief leader of the Cretans. The city
Tarentum was named from a certain hero.There is a tradition that Taras was born to Neptune by Satyræa,
daughter of Minos.
Ephorus gives the following account of the foundation.
The Lacedæmonians waged war against the Messenians, who
had murdered their king, Teleclus,About 745 B. C. when he visited Messene
to offer sacrifice. They took an oath that they would not return home before they had destroyed Messene, or should be
all slain. They left only the youngest and oldest of the citi-
zens to keep their own country. After this, in the tenth
[year] of the war, the Lacedæmonian matrons assembled and
deputed certain women to remonstrate with the citizens, and
show them that they were carrying on the war with the Messenians on very disadvantageous terms, for