“In their customs, however, they differ greatty from the Carians, and not only so, but from any other men.”
The Caunians, in my judgment, are aboriginals; but by their own account they came from Crete. İn their language, either they have approximated to the Carians, or the Carians to them- on this point I cannot speak with certainty. İn their customs, however, they differ greatly from the Carians, and not only so, but from any other men. They think it a most honorable practice for friends or persons of the same age, whether they be men, women, or children, to meet together in large companies, for the purpose of drinking wine. Again, on one occasion they determined that they would no longer make use of the foreign temples which had been long established among them, but would worship their own old ancestral gods alone.
Then their whole youth took arms, and striking the air with their spears, marched to the Calyndic frontier, declaring that they were driving out