From Pylon the road runs to Barnus through Heracleia and the country of the Lyncestae and that of the Eordi into Edessa and Pella and as far as Thessaloniceia; and the length of this road in miles, according to Polybius, is two hundred and sixty-seven.
The Macedonians say that Caranus, king of Macedonia, overcame in battle
Cisseus, a chieftain in a bordering country. For his victory Caranus set up a
trophy after the Argive fashion, but it is said to have been upset by a lion from
Olympus, which then vanished. Caranus, they assert, realized that it was a mistaken
policy to incur the undying hatred of the non-Greeks dwelling around, and so,
they say, the rule was adopted that no king of Macedonia, neither Caranus himself
nor any of his successors, should set up trophies, if they were ever to gain the
good-will of their neighbors. This story is confirmed by the fact that Alexander
set up no trophies, neither for his victory over Dareius nor for those he won
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