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116. In the early spring the burning lava, not for the first time, issued from Mount Aetna, which is the1 highest mountain in Sicily, and devastated a portion of the territory of the Catanaeans who dwell-on the skirts of Aetna. [2] The last eruption is said to have taken place fifty years before; and altogether three eruptions are recorded since the Hellenes first settled in Sicily. [3] Such were the events of the winter; and so ended the sixth year in the Peloponnesian War of which Thucydides wrote the history.

1 Eruption of Aetna.

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