Text #3719The Library of History. Vol. 6 .
[Diod. 14.59.3. Translated by C. H. Oldfather. Harvard University Press. 1935. (12 Vols.) p. 175]
Himilcon, advancing with his land forces, made so rapid a march that he arrived at the same time as Magon put in there by sea. But since there had recently been a fiery eruption from Mt. Aetna as far as the sea, it was no longer possible for the land forces to advance in the company of the ships as they sailed beside them; for the regions along the sea were laid waste by the lava, as it is called, so that the land army had to take its way around the peak of Aetna.