Idas claimed the whole of the booty as the victor in a contest of eating, and drove the cattle off to Messene.
Next as to their account of the treacherous attempt upon Messene.
Pompeius relieved the cities which had been harshly treated, and behaved kindly to them all except to the Mamertini in Messene.
Hiero joins Carthage in laying siege to the Mamertines in Messene.
Her father Evenus vainly tried to catch up with the fleeing lovers; but Apollo found them in Messene, and wrested the maiden away.
We ascended Ithome and visited the massive ruins of Messene the same day.
In pursuance of this fatal policy Alcibiades crossed over to Messene, and tried to win over that city to the side of Athens.
The Achæans gave an account, to the satisfaction of the senate, of the recovery of Messene, and the settlement of affairs there.
Homer calls all this tract as far as Messene by the name of Pylus, the name of the city.
Unimportant wars with Tegea and Argos; and disputes with Messene, 783—745.