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Eth. ACHERI´NI 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.; Orell. Onomast. p. 6; Cluver. Sicil. p. 381.)


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