ians of the Sicilian Megara, and Euboea by the Leontines.A number of the editors transfer to this point the sentence "The whole . . . fortunes," at the end of section 7 below. Many of the barbarian cities, also, have been wiped out; for example Camici,Camici (or Camicus) is supposed to have been on the site of what is Camastro. the royal residence of Cocalus,The mythical king who harbored Daedalus when he fled from Minos. at which Minos is said to have been murdered by treachery. The Romans, Camici (or Camicus) is supposed to have been on the site of what is Camastro. the royal residence of Cocalus,The mythical king who harbored Daedalus when he fled from Minos. at which Minos is said to have been murdered by treachery. The Romans, therefore, taking notice that the country was deserted, took possession of the mountains and most of the plains and then gave them over to horseherds, cowherds, and shepherds; and by these herdsmen the island was many times put in great danger, because, although at first they only turned to brigandage in a sporadic way, later they both assembled in great numbers and plundered the settlements, as, for example, when Eunus and his men took possession of Enna. And recently, in my own time, a certa
onsult with reference to founding a colony; and the god responded, "I give to thee Satyrium, both to take up thine abode in the rich land of Taras and to become a bane to the Iapygians." Accordingly, the Partheniae went thither with Phalanthus, and they were welcomed by both the barbarians and the Cretans who had previously taken possession of the place. These latter, it is said, are the people who sailed with Minos to Sicily, and, after his death, which occurred at the home of Cocalus in Camici,Cp. 6. 2. 6. set sail from Sicily; but on the voyage backBack to Crete. they were driven out of their course to Taras, although later some of them went afoot around the AdriasThe Adriatic. as far as Macedonia and were called Bottiaeans. But all the people as far as Daunia, it is said, were called Iapyges, after Iapyx, who is said to have been the son of Daedalus by a Cretan woman and to have been the leader of the Cretans. The city of Taras, however, was named after some hero.