re, or whence they came or whither
they went, and must leave my readers to what the poets have said of them and
to what may be generally known concerning them.
The Sicanians appear to have been the next settlers, although they pretend
to have been the first of all and aborigines; but the facts show that they were Iberians, driven by the Ligurians from
the river Sicanus in Iberia.
It was from them that the island, before called Trinacaria, took its name
of Sicania, and to the present day they inhabit the west of Sicily.
On the fall of Ilium, some of the Trojans escaped from the Achaeans, came
in ships to Sicily, and settled next to the Sicanians under the general name
of Elymi; their towns being called Eryx and Egesta.
With them se