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”6Now where is Alybe, or Alope, or however they wish to alter the spelling of the name?7 For having once made their bold venture, they should have rubbed their faces8 and fabricated this name too, instead of leaving it lame and readily subject to detection. Now these things are open to objections of this kind, but, in the case of the others, or at least most of them, I take it for granted that we must give heed to him9 as a man who was acquainted with the region and a native of it, who gave enough thought to this subject to write thirty books of commentary on a little more than sixty lines of Homer, that is, on the Catalogue of the Trojans.10 He says, at any rate, that Palaescepsis is fifty stadia distant from Aenea and thirty from the Aesepus River, and that from this Palaescepsis11 the same name was extended to several other sites. But I shall return to the coast at the point where I left off.
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