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”3And so, in the same way, those subject to Mynes lost both their leaders and their city:“And he laid low Mynes and Epistrophus, and sacked the city of godlike Mynes.
”4Hom. Il. 19.296But he makes the Leleges present at the battles when he says as follows:“Towards the sea are situated the Carians and the Paeonians, with curved bows, and the Leleges and Caucones.
”5And again,“he pierced with a sharp spear Satnius, son of Oenops, whom a noble Naiad nymph bore to Oenops, as he tended his herds beside the banks of the Satnioeis;
”6for they had not so completely disappeared that they did not have a separate organization of their own, since their king still survived,“of Altes, who is lord over the war-loving Leleges,
”7and since their city had not been utterly wiped out, for the poet adds,“who holds steep Pedasus on the Satnioeis.
”8However, the poet has omitted them in the Catalogue, not considering their organization sufficient to have a place in it, or else including them under the command of Hector because they were so closely related; for Lycaon, who was a brother of Hector, says,“to a short span of life my mother, daughter of the old man Altes, bore me—Altes who is lord over the war-loving Leleges.
”9Such, then, are the probabilities in this matter.
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