History of Rome Volume 1-5

History of Rome Volume 1-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...connected the Siceli and Itali by calling Sicelus the son of Italus. Yet, perhaps, these traditions and genealogies express nothing more than the obvious fact, that the Siceli passed into the island from the country of the Itali. Thucydides mentions only the Opici as the people from whom they fled; and thus avoids the confusion of Antiochus, who represents CEnotrians and Opici as acting together against a people partly CEnotrian. If the Siculi were Pelasgians on the Tiber, the Opici were certainly the nation by which they were dislodged. There is, however, a tradition which expressly connects the Siceli with the Pelasgians. Pausanias says, that the Pelasgians, who settled in Attica, and built the wall of the Acropolis, were originally Siceli, and that they migrated first into Acarnania. Probably Pausanias, like other writers, supposed these Pelasgi to have been driven from Italy. Buthat the Attic Pelasgi really bore the name of Siceli is made more likely by the circumstance, that there was in the neighbourhood of Athens a hill called Sicelia. The name of Siceli is not inconsistent with the arguments by which we have before endeavoured to shew that the Pelasgians of Attica came originally from Thesprotis:1T for Time. vi. 2. f Seiv. on Mn. i. 2. Etym. M. v. 5Gj-. i Paus. i. 2S, 3. Paus. viii. 11,12, If Seep. 78. Niebuhr has adduced evidence to prove that the Siceli were anciently a people of Epirus; and if this were the case, it is easy to conceive how the race and name might pass on the one side into Attica, on the other into Italy; in fact, Siceli would appear to be equivalent to Tyrseni. On this hypothesis, it is not at all strange that Siculi should be found in company with Liburni on the opposite coast of the Adriatic sea. Such are...show more

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  • 9781236652249