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ἄνωθεν—from the interior, where the Sicels dwelt: τὰ μέσα καὶ τὰ πρὸς βορρᾶν τῆς νήσου ἔχουσι (VI. 2). Σικελῶν τῶν for Σικελιωτῶν is fairly certain: the Siceliots were being hard pressed by Syracuse.

τὰ ἔσχατα—Freeman says that the extreme eastern part of the Himeraean land must be meant.

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