Angell, Samuel
Sculptured metopes discovered amongst the ruins of the ancient city of Selinus in Sicily by William Harris and Samuel Angell in the year 1823 — London, 1826

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to range the country at large with his followers for some time,
till they at length took possession of Selinus, and there formed
a temporary settlement. He surrounded part of the city with a
new wall, and called together all the inhabitants who had fled
at the time of its recent destruction. His adherents thus
greatly increased, he harassed the Carthaginians by continual
irruptions into their possessions, carrying his depredations to the
very walls of Motya and Panormus. By these and simdar ex-
ploits he became generally popular with the Sicilians, and the
occasion seemed favourable for his making another attempt to
be received into Syracuse; he so far succeeded as to gain ad-
mission within the walls of that city, but being there over-
powered by the populace, he was slain, with the greater part of
his followersl.

During the succeeding century and a half, Selinus continued
to exist as a Greek city, subject to Carthage, but in a condition
of extreme wretchedness and insignificance3, though the inha-
bitants never wanted the spirit to take advantage of every de-
cline in the fortune of her conquerors to declare against them.
Such was the frequent case in the wars which the Carthaginians
had to sustain, for the maintenance of their Sicilian possessions,
with Dionysius, Timoleon, Agathocles, Fyrrhus, and the Ro-
mans3. On each of these occasions, the Selinuntians found an
opportunity to join the enemies of their destroyers; but on each
successive reinstatement of the Punic affairs, and on the re-
moval of the seat of war to other parts of the island, leaving

' Diod.

Sic. lib. xiii




Hist. GriEc. lib

. i.

' Diod.

Sic. lib. xiv.


a -«|.

' Plut.

in Vit. Tim.



Diod. Sie,

lib. xvi


Ibid. lib.



Diinl. Nit.

Ec. lib. xxii

. 14

. Ibid.

xxiv. T.

Liv. lib.


9, 10.


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