But the present city called Messene, the acropolis of which was Ithome, was not then founded.
Meanwhile, the Spartans still continued at the siege of Ithome.
Metropolis was formed at first out of three small obscure cities, and afterwards more were included, and among these Ithome.
All went well as long as the food lasted, but the time came when the Messenians in Ithome had nothing to eat.
A great many of the Helots joined them, and they made their fortified hill of Ithome very strong.
At any rate, Ithome was the fortress in which Aristodemos made the last stand against Sparta in the first war.
When he was dead, the city of Ithome fell into the hands of the Spartans.
The people of Tricce, Ithome, and chalia, under the sons of Asclepius.
By the “two horns” he meant Ithome and the Acrocorinthus, and by518 the “ox” the Peloponnese.