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The account would be much longer if one should pass in review the early founders of the settlement, beginning with Cecrops; for all writers do not agree about them, as is shown even by the names. For instance, Actice, they say, was derived from Actaeon; and Atthis and Attica from Atthis, the son of Cranaüs, after whom the inhabitants were also called Cranaï; and Mopsopia from Mopsopus; and Ionia from Ion, the son of Xuthus; and Poseidonia and Athens from the gods after whom they were named. And, as has already been said,1 the race of the Pelasgi clearly sojourned here too, and on account of their wanderings were called "Pelargi."2

1 5. 2. 4.

2 i.e., "Storks" (see 5. 2. 4).

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