, when Philoctetes arrived at the territory of Croton, he colonized the promontory Crimissa, and, inthes only a little while after the founding of Croton and Syracuse.Croton and Syracuse were founded,Sic. 4.24, Heracles had unintentionally killed Croton and had foretold the founding of a famous city of rather extended mention.
The first city is Croton, within one hundred and fifty stadia from the ochus, when the god told the Achaeans to found Croton, Myscellus departed to inspect the place, but er it would be better to found this instead of Croton, and the god replied to him (MyscellusOvid Metapprove." and Myscellus came back and founded Croton, having as an associate Archias, the founder oan that Syracuse was founded immediately after Croton (cp. 6. 2. 4). Cp. also Thucydides 6. 3. 2 The Iapyges used to live at Croton in earlier times, as Ephorus says. And the city is reputed to havise to the other proverb, "more healthful than Croton," the belief being that the place contains som[4 more...]
llus, and when they were consulting the oracle, the god asked them whether they chose wealth or health; now Archias chose wealth, and MyscellusSee 6. 1. 12. health; accordingly, the god granted to the former to found Syracuse, and to the latter Croton. And it actually came to pass that the Crotoniates took up their abode in a city that was exceedingly healthful, as I have related,6. 1. 12. and that Syracuse fell into such exceptional wealth that the name of the Syracusans was spread abroad inris, the Emporium of the Aegestes, and CephaloedisAnother name of Cephaloedium (6. 2. 1). are all cities, and Panormus has also a Roman settlement. Aegestaea was founded, it is said, by those who crossed over with Philoctetes to the territory of Croton, as I have stated in my account of Italy;6. 1. 3. they were sent to Sicily by him along with Aegestes the Trojan.
In the interior is Enna, where is the temple of Demeter, with only a few inhabitants; it is situated on a hill, and is wholly surr