According to Herodotus the Phocaeans were the first of all the Greeks to undertake distant voyages, and made known the coasts of the Adriatic, Tyrrhenia and Spain.
About 530 B.C. the Phocaeans, driven from Corsica, seized it from the Oenotrians.
Agde is a place of great antiquity and is said to have been founded under the name of agathe polis (Good City) by the Phocaeans.
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