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 strike terror into the minds of the rest of the Sicilians, the
unfortunate Selinuntians are said to have been burnt in brazen
cauldrons'. " Bibidel Borghot", or " Beldel Braghit", inter-
preted " Terra Pulicorum", is the very unfavourable appellation
by which Selinus was known to the Saracens. But the Cam-
bridge Chronicle, and other authentic annals are silent on this
tale altogether, and it is doubtful whether it be not a mere fable,
or perhaps a story relating to some other place. Whatever the
case may be, there is no other authority for supposing that Se-
linus has had any modern existence beyond her ruins and the
fame which they enjoy, or that she has had any other inhabit-
ants except the shepherds, whose flocks are penned within her
fallen temples, and the guards of the solitary watch-tower
erected on her shore.

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