A Historical Commentary on Polybius, Vol. 2: Commentary on by F.W. Walbank

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6 DESCRIPTION OF LEONT1NI (Rizza, Sic. Gym. 1949, 277}. On the site of Leontini in general see Ziegler, RE, 'Leontinoi', cols. 2042-3. The present chapter is fully discussed by Rizza in his article in Sic. Gym. 1949. 6. 1. a cf. Strabo, i. T)po>, 'in the matter of directions and winds .. ' (cf. D. R. Dicks, CQ, 1955, 250); see too Strabo, x. 455 passim. For the other sense (so LSJ} cf. ii. r6. 3· The meaning 'region' (cf. v. 44· 6, x. 1. , a belt of land on either side of a line of latitude; in both v.

And Stephanus also quotes 5. 8 and attributes it to this book; P gives 12. 2–5 and Suidas the same. (The precise date, November 198, is discussed in xviii. ) 13–15, from P, is firmly placed since 15. 15–16 is also in F. Suidas gives 13. 3–6, 13. 5–6, 15. 2–5, 15, 15–16, and 15. 16. P continues with 16 and 17. 1–5, which deal with honours paid to Attalus at Sicyon and the ravages of Nabis' wife at Argos; their position is assured by the parallel account in Livy, xxxii. 40. 8–9 and 40.

Similarly, the murder of Deinon (xv. 26 a 1– 2) leads up to the statement of xv. 25. 20. The order of all these fragments within xv is assured both from F and from the fragment of P at 25. 20–25; but on the problem of the real date of the events described see xiv. 11–12 n. There are thus no surviving fragments between xv. 25. 37 and the last extract in F, xv. 26. 1–36. 10 (of which M also gives 34. 1–36. 11, adding eight words omitted by F). xv. 37. 1–2, a comment on Antiochus, is from P, where it falls between xv.

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