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Not only the Carians, who in earlier times were islanders, but also the Leleges, as they say, became mainlanders with the aid of the Cretans, who founded, among other places, Miletus, having taken Sarpedon from the Cretan Miletus as founder; and they settled the Termilae in the country which is now called Lycia; and they say that these settlers were brought from Crete by Sarpedon, a brother of Minos and Rhadamanthus, and that he gave the name Termilae to the people who were formerly called Milyae, as Herodotus1 says, and were in still earlier times called Solymi, but that when Lycus the son of Pandion went over there he named the people Lycians after himself. Now this account represents the Solymi and the Lycians as the same people, but the poet makes a distinction between them. At any rate, Bellerophontes set out from Lycia and“fought with the glorious Solymi.
2And likewise his son Peisander3“was slain when fighting the Solymi
4by Ares, as he says. And he also speaks of Sarpedon as a native of Lycia.5

1 1. 173; 7. 92.

2 Hom. Il. 6.184

3 "Isander" is the spelling of the name in the Iliad.

4 Hom. Il. 6.204

5 Hom. Il. 6. 199

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