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As for the Cauconians, who, according to report, took up their abode on the seacoast next to the Mariandyni and extended as far as the Parthenius River, with Tieium as their city, some say that they were Scythians, others that they were a certain people of the Macedonians, and others that they were a certain people of the Pelasgians. But I have already spoken of these people in another place.1 Callisthenes in his treatise on The Marshalling of the Ships was for inserting2 after the words“Cromna, Aegialus, and lofty Erythini
3 the words“the Cauconians were led by the noble son of Polycles—
they who lived in glorious dwellings in the neighborhood of the Parthenius River,
”for, he adds, the Cauconians extended from Heracleia and the Mariandyni to the white Syrians, whom we call Cappadocians, and the tribe of the Cauconians round Tieium extended to the Parthenius River, whereas that of the Heneti, who held Cytorum, were situated next to them after the Parthenius River, and still today certain "Cauconitae"4 live in the neighborhood of the Parthenius River.

1 8. 3. 17.

2 i.e., in the Homeric text.

3 Hom. Il. 2.855. On the site of the Erythini ("reddish cliffs"), see Leaf, Troy, p. 282.

4 Called Cauconiatae" in 8. 3. 17.

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