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Some say that Arne too was swallowed up by the lake, as well as Mideia.1 Zenodotus, who writes “"and those who possessed Ascre2 rich in vineyards,"
3 seems not to have read the statements of Hesiod concerning his native land, nor those of Eudoxus, who says much worse things concerning Ascre. For how could anyone believe that such a place was called "rich in vineyards" by the poet? Wrong, also, are those who write "Tarne" instead of "Arne"; for not a single place named Tarne is pointed out among the Boeotians, though there is one among the Lydians, and this the poet mentions: “"Idomeneus then slew Phaestus, son of Borus the Maeonian, who came from fertile Tarne."
4 The remaining Boeotian cities concerning which it is worthwhile to make mention are: of those situated round the lake, Alalcomenae and Tilphossium, and, of the rest, Chaeroneia, Lebadeia, and Leuctra.

1 Cf. 1. 3. 18.

2 i.e., Zenodotus emended Homer's "Arne" (Hom. Il. 2.507) to Ascre."

3 Hom. Il. 2.507

4 Hom. Il. 5.43

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