This was better in some respects than if the mercenaries had been foreigners.
The mercenaries again held Ortygia and Achradina.
It must further be noticed that the rise of mercenaries was synchronous with a change in the nature of Italian despotism.
By this time the rising had attained the dimensions of a revolution; all the feudal levies of the kingdom were called out against it; and mercenaries were hired in haste from Venice, Bohemia and the emperor.
They were first noticed by Lepsius at Abu-Simbel, where he correctly inferred that they were the work of the Carian mercenaries of Psammetichus.