The Pelasgi were the first that extended their dominion in Greece.
The Chians also say, that the Pelasgi from Thessaly were their founders.
I forbear to quote Latin authorities as to the Pelasgi of Greece.
The mention of the Pelasgi fired Mr. Phoebus to even unusual eloquence.
Herodotus mentions the Pelasgi of Khreston—above the Tyrsnians.
In Arcadia and Boeotia the Pelasgi declared that their old deities were born.
Their alphabet contained seventeen letters, and resembled the characters used by the ancient Pelasgi.
The Cyclopean remains in these countries are generally attributed to the Pelasgi.
That the Pelasgi were a great nation history, it is said, furnishes other evidence.
The fertility of Larissa tends, as far as it goes, to mark the Pelasgi as a people of cultivators, having settled habits of life.