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Listen to something else about the Colchians, in which they are like the Egyptians: they and the Egyptians alone work linen and have the same way of working it, a way peculiar to themselves; and they are alike in all their way of life, and in their speech. Linen has two names: the Colchian kind is called by the Greeks SardonianThere seems to be no reason for connecting Colchian linen with Sardinia (as *sardwniko/n would imply). The Colchian word may have had a similar sound. ; that which comes from Egypt is called Egyptian.
Of the non-Greeks in the west, the people of Sardinia have sent a bronze statue of him after whom th
eotia and the whole of Greece, he migrated to Sardinia.
Others think that Daedalus too ran away from ok a part in the colony that Aristaeus led to Sardinia. But it is nonsense to think that Daedalus, a hespians and men from Attica, which put in at Sardinia and founded Olbia; by themselves the Athenian ey are like the Libyans.
Not far distant from Sardinia is an island, called Cyrnus by the Greeks, bu ight of their sea power, they overcame all in Sardinia except the Ilians and Corsicans, who were kep the cause is Cyrnus, which is separated from Sardinia by no more than eight stades of sea, and is h nd and the north wind from reaching as far as Sardinia.
Neither poisonous nor harmless snakes can live in Sardinia, nor yet wolves. The he-goats are no bigger than those found elsewhere, but their sha ced into my history of Phocis this account of Sardinia, because it is an island about which the Gree [6 more...]