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[5] Dionysius settled in Messene a thousand Locrians, four thousand Medmaeans,1 and six hundred Messenians from the Peloponnesus who were exiles from Zacynthus and Naupactus. But when he observed that the Lacedaemonians were offended that the Messenians whom they had driven out were settled in a renowned city, he removed them from Messene, and giving them a place on the sea, he cut off some of the area of Abacaene and annexed it to their territory.

1 From Medma, a city of Bruttium, founded by the Locrians (Strabo 6.1.5).

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