the inhabitants of a small town in Sicily, mentioned only by Cicero among the victims of the oppressions of Verres. Its position is quite uncertain; whence modern scholars propose to read either Scherini, or ACHERINI from ACHETUM, a town supposed to be mentioned by Silius Italicus (14.268
); but the “pubes liquentis Acheti
” (or Achaeti,
as the name stands in the best MSS.) of that author would seem to indicate a river rather than a town.
There is, however, no authority for either emendation. (Cic. Ver. 3.43
; Zumpt ad loc.;
p. 6; Cluver. Sicil.