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Neither can Apollodorus impute such an opinion to the early writers, as though they, one and all, voiced the opinion that no peoples from the far side of the Halys River took part in the Trojan war. One might rather find evidence to the contrary; at any rate, Maeandrius says that the Eneti first set forth from the country of the White Syrians and allied themselves with the Trojans, and that they sailed away from Troy with the Thracians and took up their abode round the recess of the Adrias,1 but that the Eneti who did not have a part in the expedition had become Cappadocians. The following might seem to agree with this account, I mean the fact that the whole of that part of Cappadocia near the Halys River which extends along Paphlagonia uses two languages which abound in Paphlagonian names, as "Bagas," "Biasas," "Aeniates," "Rhatotes," "Zardoces," "Tibius," "Gasys," "Oligasys," and "Manes," for these names are prevalent in Bamonitis,2 Pimolitis,3 Gazelonitis, Gazacene and most of the other districts. Apollodorus himself quotes the Homeric verse as written by Zenodotus, stating that he writes it as follows:“from Enete,4 whence the breed of the wild mules;
5and he says that Hecataeus takes Enete to be Amisus. But, as I have already stated,6 Amisus belongs to the White Syrians and is outside the Halys River.

1 i.e., the Adriatic Gulf.

2 "Bamonitis" is doubtful; Meineke emends to "Phazemonitis."

3 "Pimolitis" is doubtful; Meineke emends to "Pimolisitis."

4 i.e., "Enete" instead of "Heneti," or "Eneti" (the reading accepted by Strabo and modern scholars).

5 Hom. Il. 2.852

6 12. 3. 9.

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