The barbarians, while the Thessalians so guided their army, overran the whole
of Phocis. All that came within their power they laid waste to and burnt, setting
fire to towns and temples.
Marching this way down the river Cephisus, they ravaged everything that lay in their way, burning the towns of Drymus, Charadra, Erochus, Tethronium, Amphicaea, Neon, Pediea, Tritea, Elatea, Hyampolis, Parapotamii, and Abae, where there was a richly endowed temple of Apollo, provided with wealth of treasure and offerings (Hdt. 8.32.2, 8,33,1).
This extract is from: Herodotus, The Histories, ed. A. D. Godley, Cambridge. Harvard University Press
Cited Sept. 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.
In the tenth year after the seizure of the sanctuary, Philip put an end to the
war, which was called both the Phocian War and the Sacred War, in the year when
Theophilus was archon at Athens, which was the first of the hundred and eighth
Olympiad at which Polycles of Cyrene was victorious in the foot-race. The cities
of Phocis were captured and razed to the ground. The tale of them was Lilaea,
Hyampolis, Anticyra, Parapotamii, Panopeus and Daulis. These cities were distinguished
in days of old, especially because of the poetry of Homer.
The army of Xerxes, burning down certain of these, made them better known in Greece, namely Erochus, Charadra, Amphicleia, Neon, Tithronium and Drymaea. The rest of the Phocian cities, except Elateia, were not famous in former times, I mean Phocian Trachis, Phocian Medeon, Echedameia, Ambrossus, Ledon, Phlygonium and Stiris. On the occasion to which I have referred all the cities enumerated were razed to the ground and their people scattered in villages (Paus. 10,3,1-2).
This extract is from: Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Harvard University Press
Cited Sept. 2002 from Perseus Project URL bellow, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.
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