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Now the poet makes the Solymi different from the Lycians, for when Bellerophon was sent by the king of the Lycians to the second struggle,“he fought with the glorious Solymi.
1But others, who assert that the Lycians were in earlier times called Solymi, but in later times were called Termilae2 from the Termilae who came there from Crete with Sarpedon, and after this were called Lycians, from Lycius the son of Pandion, who, after having been banished from his homeland, was admitted by Sarpedon as a partner in his empire, are not in agreement with Homer. Better is the opinion of those who assert that by "Solymi" the poet means the people who are now called the Milyae, of whom I have already spoken."3

1 Hom. Il. 6.184

2 See 12. 8. 5.

3 12. 8. 5 and 12. 3. 27.

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