out to the Italiotes:The Greek inhabitants of Italy were called "Italiotes." Much people will oneof Sicily and at another for the possession of Italy itself, maltreated all the peoples in this paro such an extent that they called this part of Italy, together with Sicily, Magna Graecia. But todi. According to Antiochus, in his treatise On Italy, this territory (and this is the territory which he says he is describing) was once called Italy, although in earlier times it was called Oenotristadia. But after that, he says, the name of "Italy" and that of the "Oenotrians" was further exteium. which is the point where the headlands of Italy near the Strait begin to turn towards the westen comes Heracleium, which is the last cape of Italy and inclines towards the south; for on doubli indeed, which marked the boundary between the Italy of that time and Iapygia.i.e., the Metapontianescription of the islands that lie in front of Italy; for as from time to time I have named also t[4 more...]
chynus is longer than the other, and the one next to the strait and Italy, from Pelorias to Pachynus, is shortest, being about one thousand o in the case of the "climata" of Sicily, which is situated south of Italy, that Pelorias is the most northerly of the three corners; and thene at right angles to the side point towards the north-west. having Italy on the north and on the west the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Islands of tetes 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 Tlips of all men, who declare that it is no whit inferior to that of Italy? And in the matter of grain, honey, saffron, and certain other prohere is, furthermore, its propinquity; for the island is a part of Italy, as it were, and readily and without great labor supplies Rome with everything it has, as though from the fields of Italy. And in fact it is called the storehouse of Rome, for everything it produces is broug
though it is reasonable to suppose that in early times they differed and that this is the source of the three diverse names for them that are now prevalent. In earlier times this whole country was prosperous, but it was laid waste by Hannibal and the later wars. And here too occurred the battle of Cannae, in which the Romans and their allies suffered a very great loss of life. On the gulf is a lake; and above the lake, in the interior, is Teanum Apulum,Passo di Civita. which has the same name as Teanum Sidicinum. At this point the breadth of Italy seems to be considerably contracted, since from here to the region of DicaearcheiaPuteoli. an isthmus is left of less than one thousand stadia from sea to sea. After the lake comes the voyage along the coast to the country of the Frentani and to Buca;Now Termoli. and the distance from the lake either to Buca or to Cape Garganum is two hundred stadia. As for the places that come next after Buca, I have already mentioned them.5. 4. 2.
indeed, is the size and such the character of Italy. And while I have already mentioned many thinportant things. One is, that, like an island, Italy is securely guarded by the seas on all sides, his statement is general and does not apply to Italy alone (cp. 2. 3. 1 and 2. 3. 7). Its length em this it necessarily follows that what is now Italy, situated as it is between the two extremes another advantage which has fallen to the lot of Italy; since the Apennine Mountains extend through all sorts. Neither can one worthily describe Italy's abundant supply of fuel, and of food both fose to them.
Now if I must add to my account of Italy a summary account also of the Romans who took then at last also the remainder of what is now Italy, except the part that is about the Padus. Andar was still in progress that Hannibal invaded Italy. This latter is the second war that occurred uthority into the hands of the Romans. As for Italy itself, though it has often been torn by facti