BALEARIC ISLANDS (Island complex) SPAIN
The people who enjoyed the greatest celebrity as slingers were the natives of the Balearic islands. Their skill in the use of this weapon is said to have arisen from the circumstance that, when they were children, their mothers obliged them to obtain their food by striking it with a sling. (Veget. de Re Mil. i. 16; Strab. iii. p. 168.) Most slings were made of leather, but the Balearic were manufactured out of a kind of rush (Strab. l. c.).
RODOS (Ancient city) SPAIN
Since that time, also, they have sailed as far as Iberia; and there they founded Rhodes, of which the Massaliotes later took possession; among the Opici they founded Parthenope; and among the Daunians they, along with the Coans, founded Elpiae.
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