The ancient magnitude and splendour of the five quarters of Syracuse are delineated by Cicero (in Varrem, actio ii. 1. iv. c. 52, 53), Strabo (1. vi p. 415 (p. 270, ed. Casaub.)), and D'Orville Sicula (tom. ii. p. 174-202), The new city. restored by Augustus, shrunk towards the island.