Text #3687History of the Peloponnesian War. Vol. 1 .
[Thuc. 3.116. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Clarendon Press. 1900 p. 267]
In the early spring the burning lava, not for the first time, issued from Mount Aetna, which is the highest mountain in Sicily, and devastated a portion of the territory of the Catanaeans who dwell on the skirts of Aetna. The last eruption is said to have taken place fifty years before; and altogether three eruptions are recorded since the Hellenes first settled in Sicily.