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”89 Moreover, the barbarian origin of some is indicated by their names—Cecrops, Godrus, Aïclus, Cothus, Drymas, and Crinacus. And even to the present day the Thracians, Illyrians, and Epeirotes live on the flanks of the Greeks (though this was still more the case formerly than now); indeed most of the country that at the present time is indisputably Greece is held by the barbarians—Macedonia and certain parts of Thessaly by the Thracians, and the parts above Acarnania and Aetolia by the Thesproti, the Cassopaei, the Amphilochi, the Molossi, and the Athamanes—Epeirotic tribes.
1 See 7. 5. 1.
2 See 8. 3. 31, 4. 4, 5. 5 and 12. 8. 2.
3 See the quotation from Hesiod (2 following) and footnote on “peoples.”
4 See 8. 6. 9, 10.
5 son of Poseidon, king of the Thracians, and reputed founder of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
6 See 9. 3. 13.
7 Thebes and surrounding territory (9. 2. 3, 32).
8 Pind. Fr. Dith. 83 (Bergk)
9 Strabo identifies “Hyantes” with “Syes”=“Hyes,” i.e. “swine.”
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