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Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
on Lycophron 526; Livy xxx.45.15, xliv.11.3. And
Philoctetes was driven to Campania in
Italy, and after making war on the
Lucanians, he settled in Crimissa, near Croton and ThuriumIt is said that in a sedition Philoctetes was driven from
his city of Meliboea in Thessaly （Hom.
Il. 2.717ff.）, and fled to southern Italy, where he founded the cities of Petilia, Old Crimissa, and
Chone, between Croton and Thurii. See Strab.
6.1.3, who, after recording the foundation of Petilia and Old Crimissa by
Philoctetes, proceeds as follows: “And Apollodorus, after mentioning
Philoctetes in his Book of the Ships, says that some people relate
how, on arriving in the country of Croton, he founded Crimissa on the headland and above it the city of
Chone, from which the Chonians hereabout took their name, and how men sent by him
to Sicily fortified S<