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τρίτῃ γενεῇ. In Homer (Il. xiii. 451 f.; Od. xix. 178 f.), Idomeneus, the leader of the Cretans before Troy, is the son of Deucalion the son of Minos. For his exploits cf. Il. xiii. 330-539.

λιμόν τε καὶ λοιμόν. This alliterative jingle is found in Hesiod, Ἔργα 243 λιμὸν ὁμοῦ καὶ λοιμόν: cf. Thuc. ii. 54. For such visitations cf. iii. 65. 7 n.

τρίτους: this third population must be the Dorians.

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