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Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 11.49.1


nan Hieron removed the people of Naxos and Catana from their cities and sent there settlers of his own choosing, having gathered five thousand from the Peloponnesus and added an equal number of others from Syracuse; and the name of Catana he changed to Aetna, and not only the territory of Catana but also much neighbouring land which he added to it he portioned out in allotments, up to the full sum of ten thousand settlers.


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1. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 6.92-6.96 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 11.49.2-11.49.4, 11.66, 11.76.3 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

11.49.2.  This he did out of a desire, not only that he might have a substantial help ready at hand for any need that might arise, but also that from the recently founded state of ten thousand men he might receive the honours accorded to heroes. And the Naxians and Catanians whom he had removed from their native states he transferred to Leontini and commanded them to make their homes in that city along with the native population. 11.49.3.  And Theron, seeing that after the slaughter of the Himerans the city was in need of settlers, made a mixed multitude there, enrolling as its citizens both Dorians and any others who so wished. 11.49.4.  These citizens lived together on good terms in the state for fifty-eight years; but at the expiration of this period the city was conquered and razed to the ground by the Carthaginians and has remained without inhabitants to this day. 11.66. 1.  When Lysistratus was archon in Athens, the Romans elected as consuls Lucius Pinarius Mamertinus and Publius Furius Fifron. In this year Hieron, the king of the Syracusans, summoning to Syracuse the sons of Anaxilas, the former tyrant of Zanclê, and giving them great gifts, reminded them of the benefactions Gelon had rendered their father, and advised them, now that they had come of age, to require an accounting of Micythus, their guardian, and themselves to take over the government of Zanclê.,2.  And when they had returned to Rhegium and required of their guardian an accounting of his administration, Micythus, who was an upright man, gathered together the old family friends of the children and rendered so honest an accounting that all present were filled with admiration of both his justice and good faith; and the children, regretting the steps they had taken, begged Micythus to take back the administration and to conduct the affairs of the state with a father's power and position.,3.  Micythus, however, did not accede to the request, but after turning everything over to them punctiliously and putting his own goods aboard a boat he set sail from Rhegium, accompanied by the goodwill of the populace; and reaching Greece he spent the rest of his life in Tegea in Arcadia, enjoying the approval of men.,4.  And Hieron, the king of the Syracusans, died in Catana and received the honours which are accorded to heroes, as having been the founder of the city. He had ruled eleven years, and he left the kingdom to his brother Thrasybulus, who ruled over the Syracusans for one year. 11.76.3.  While these events were taking place, Ducetius, the leader of the Siceli, harbouring a grudge against the inhabitants of Catana because they had robbed the Siceli of their land, led an army against them. And since the Syracusans had likewise sent an army against Catana, they and the Siceli joined in portioning out the land in allotments among themselves and made war upon the settlers who had been sent by Hieron when he was ruler of Syracuse. The Catanians opposed them with arms, but were defeated in a number of engagements and were expelled from Catana, and they took possession of what is now Aetna, which was formerly called Inessa; and the original inhabitants of Catana, after a long period, got back their native city.
3. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.9.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.9.2. Now the Corinthians were most eager to take part in the expedition to Asia, but considering it a bad omen that their temple of Zeus surnamed Olympian had been suddenly burnt down, they reluctantly remained behind. The Athenians excused themselves on the ground that their city was returning to its former state of prosperity after the Peloponnesian war and the epidemic of plague, and the news brought by messengers, that Conon, son of Timotheus, had gone up to the Persian king, strongly confirmed them in their policy of inactivity.


Subjects of this text:

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aetna (city) Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
aitna, hagesias and Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
aitna, hierons plans for Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127
aitna, synoikism of Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 128
apollo (god), sanctuary at syracuse Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
athena (goddess), sanctuary at syracuse Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
corinth Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
cult, transfer Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
dinsmoor, william b. Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
diodorus siculus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
dorians, dorian colonies Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
duketios Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
dunbabin, t. j. Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
gods and goddesses, olympian' Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
hagesias, as embodiment of hierons synoikism Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
hagesias, as sunoikistēr Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
hagesias, hieron and Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
hagesias, hybridity of Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
hagesias, peloponnesian origins of Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
hieron Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
hieron of syracuse, colonial agenda of Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127
hieron of syracuse, synoikism of aitna and Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
himera Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
hippocrates of gela Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
leontinoi Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
magna graecia (south italy and sicily), religious tradition and innovation Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
magna graecia (south italy and sicily), temples and sanctuaries Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
magna graecia (south italy and sicily) Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
mantic authority, colonial ideology and Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
metaphor, treasury metaphor Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 128
naxos (sicily) Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
pfaff, c. a. Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573
sicels Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
stymphalos Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
sunoikistēr, hagesias as Foster, The Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece (2017) 127, 128
theron Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
zankleans Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 632
zeus (god), sanctuary at syracuse Eidinow and Kindt, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (2015) 573