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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 62 (search)
e army and kept them under guard, but the men whom he took captive, some three thousand, he led to the spot where once his grandfather Hamilcar had been slain by GelonCp. Book 11.22. and after torturing them put them all to death. After this, breaking up his army, he sent the Sicilian allies back to their countries, and accompanying them also were the Campanians, who bitterly complained to the Carthaginians that, though they had been the ones chiefly responsible for the Carthaginian successes, the rewards they had received were not a fair return for their accomplishments. Then Hannibal embarked his army on the warships and merchant vessels, and leaving behind sufficient troops for the needs of his allies he set sail from Sicily. And when he arrived at Carthage with much booty, the whole city came out to meet him, paying him homage and honour as one who in a brief time had performed greater deeds than any general before him.
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 63 (search)
Hermocrates the Syracusan arrived in Sicily. This man, who had served as general in the war against the Athenians and had been of great service to his country, had acquired the greatest influence among the Syracusans, but afterwards, when he had been sent as admiral in command of thirty-five triremes to support the bout a part of the city and called to him from all quarters the Selinuntians who were still alive.Hermocrates is carrying on his own war against that part of Sicily held by the Carthaginians. He also received many others into the place and thus gathered a force of six thousand picked warriors. Making Selinus his bas it was evident that the people desired to receive the man back from exile, and Hermocrates, on hearing of the talk about himself that was current in Syracuse, laid careful plans regarding his return from exile, knowing that his political opponents would work against it.Such was the course of events in Sicily.
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 64 (search)
they not only sated the soldiers with plunder but also themselves realized money from the booty, since they wished to relieve the Athenian people of the property-taxes imposed for the prosecution of the war. When the Lacedaemonians learned that all the armaments of the Athenians were in the region of the Hellespont, they undertook a campaign against Pylos, which the Messenians held with a garrison; on the sea they had eleven ships, of which five were from Sicily and six were manned by their own citizens, while on land they had gathered an adequate army, and after investing the fortress they began to wreak havoc both by land and by sea. As soon as the Athenian people learned of this they dispatched to the aid of the besieged thirty ships and as general AnytusLater one of the accusers of Socrates. the son of Anthemion. Now Anytus sailed out on his mission, but when he was unable to round Cape Malea because of storms he returne
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 65 (search)
While these events were taking place, the Megarians seized Nisaea, which was in the hands of Athenians, and the Athenians dispatched against them Leotrophides and Timarchus with a thousand infantry and four hundred cavalry. The Megarians went out to meet them en masse under arms, and after adding to their number some of the troops from Sicily they drew up for battle near the hills called "The Cerata.""The Horns," lying opposite Salamis on the border between Attica and Megara (cp. Strabo 9.1.11). Since the Athenians fought brilliantly and put to flight the enemy, who greatly outnumbered them, many of the Megarians were slain but only twenty LacedaemoniansPerhaps here and just below "Sicilian Greeks" should be read for "Lacedaemonians," since the latter have not been mentioned as being present.; for the Athenians, made angry by the seizure of Nisaea, did not pursue the Lacedaemonians but slew great numbers of the Megarians with
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 79 (search)
allicratidas now, disembarking his troops, invested the city and launched assaults upon it from every side.Such was the state of affairs at Mitylene. In SicilyThe narrative is resumed from the end of chap. 62. the Syracusans, sending ambassadors to Carthage, not only censured them for the war but required that for assembling great armaments in Libya, since their desire was fixed on enslaving all the cities of the island; but before sending their forces across to Sicily they picked out volunteers from their citizens and the other inhabitants of Libya and founded in Sicily right at the warm (therma) springs a city wsland; but before sending their forces across to Sicily they picked out volunteers from their citizens and the other inhabitants of Libya and founded in Sicily right at the warm (therma) springs a city which they named Therma.It was near Himera (Cic. In Verr. 2.35); the springs are mentioned in Book 4.23.
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 80 (search)
yet open to plebeians. At this time the Carthaginians, being elated over their successes in Sicily and eager to become lords of the whole island, voted to prepare great armaments; and electit is certain that the Athenians had sent a mission to confer with Hannibal and Himilcon in Sicily. These two, after full consultation, dispatched certain citizens who were held in high ested would be of great assistance to them and that the Campanians who had been left behind in Sicily, because they had fallen out with the Carthaginians,Cp. chap. 62.5. would fight on the dred thousand, according to Ephorus.The Carthaginians, in preparation for their crossing over to Sicily, made ready and equipped all their triremes and also assembled more than a thousand cargo ships, and when they dispatched in advance forty triremes to Sicily, the Syracusans speedily appeared with about the same number of warships in the region of Eryx. In the long sea-battle whic
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 81 (search)
When news of the reinforcements which Hannibal was bringing was noised throughout Sicily, everyone expected that his armaments would also be brought over at once. And the cities, as they heard of the great scale of the preparations and came to the conclusion that the struggle was to be for their very existence, were distressed without measure. Accordingly the Syracusans set about negotiating alliances both with the Greeks of Italy and with the Lacedaemonians; and they also continued to dispatch emissaries to the cities of Sicily to arouse the masses to fight for the common freedom. The Acragantini, because they were the nearest to the empire of the Carthaginians, assumed what indeed took place, that the weight of the war would fall on them first. They decided, therefore, to gather not only their grain and other crops but also all their possessions from the countryside within their walls. At this time, it so happened, both the city and
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 82 (search)
um are in English feet (c. 5 mm. longer than the Attic foot): length excluding steps 361 ft.; breadth 173 1/2; height of columns with capitals 62 1/2 (?); diameter of columns at bottom 14. And being as it is the largest temple in Sicily, it may not unreasonably be compared, so far as the magnitude of its substructure is concerned, with the temples outside of Sicily; for even though, as it turned out, the design could not be carried out, the scale of the undertaking at Sicily; for even though, as it turned out, the design could not be carried out, the scale of the undertaking at any rate is clear. And though all other men build their temples either with walls forming the sides or with rows of columns, thus enclosing their sanctuaries, this temple combines both these plans; for the columns were built in with the walls,i.e. they were engaged or half-columns; see the frontispiece of this Volume. the part extending outside the temple being rounded and that within square; and the circumference of the outer part of the column which extends from
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 85 (search)
The Carthaginians, after transporting their armaments to Sicily, marched against the city of the Acragantini and made two encampments, one on certain hills where they stationed the Iberians and some Libyans to the number of about forty thousand, and the other they pitched not far from the city and surrounded it with a deep trench and a palisade. And first they dispatched ambassadors to the Acragantini, asking them, preferably, to become their allies, but otherwise to stay neutral and be friends with the Carthaginians, thereby remaining in peace; and when the inhabitants of the city would not entertain these terms, the siege was begun at once. The Acragantini thereupon armed all those of military age, and forming them in battle order they stationed one group upon the walls and the other as a reserve to replace the soldiers as they became worn out. Fighting with them was also Dexippus the Lacedaemonian, who had lately arrived there from G
Diodorus Siculus, Library, Book XIII, Chapter 91 (search)
achery that their country had perished. And it so happened that the Syracusans also came in for censure by the rest of the Sicilian Greeks, because, as they charged, they elected the kind of leaders through whose fault the whole of Sicily ran the risk of destruction. Nevertheless, even though an assembly of the people was held in Syracuse and great fears hung over them, not a man would venture to offer any counsel respecting the war. While everyone was at a loss whrocedure prescribed by the laws but to pass judgement upon them at once. And when the archons, in accordance with the laws, laid a fine upon Dionysius on the charge of raising an uproar, Philistus, who later composed his History,Of Sicily, in thirteen Books (Cp. infra, chap. 103.3). a man of great wealth, paid the fine and urged Dionysius to speak out whatever he had had in his mind to say. And when Philistus went on to say that if they wanted to fine Dionysius thr
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