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Nomadum: Bogudes, king of Mauretania, was ohe of Antonius' allies, Dion Cass. 50. 6, 11. Discinctos seems to describe the national costume of the Carthaginians, and probably other African nations, who wore no girdles, as appears from Plaut. Poen. 5. 2. 48, Sil. 3. 235, Livy 35. 11. Juv. 8. 120 seems to allude to this, though he chooses to ascribe the loss of the girdle to their roman oppressors, who stripped them of their purses. For hic here and in the next line Pal., Gud., and some others read hinc.
Vitruvius Pollio, The Ten Books on Architecture (ed. Morris Hicky Morgan), BOOK VIII, CHAPTER II: RAINWATER (search)
Sallust, The Jugurthine War (ed. John Selby Watson, Rev. John Selby Watson, M.A.), chapter 16 (search)
Sallust, The Jugurthine War (ed. John Selby Watson, Rev. John Selby Watson, M.A.), chapter 18 (search)
Africa, then, was originally occupied by the Getulians and Libyans,XVIII. Getulians and Libyans] Gœtuli et Libyes. "See Pompon. Mel. i. 4; Plin. H. N. v. 4, 6, 8, v. 2, xxi. 13; Herod. iv. 159, 168."Gerlach The name Gœtuli, is, however, unknown to Herodotus. They lay to the south of Numidia and Mauretania. See Strabo, xvii. 3. Libyes is a term applied by the Greek writers properly to the Africans of the North coast, but frequently to the inhabitants of Africa in general. rude and uncivilized tribes, who subsisted on the flesh of wild animals, or, like cattle, on the herbage of the soil. They were controlled neither by customs, laws, nor the authority of any ruler; they wandered about, without fixed habitations, and slept in the abodes to which night drove them. But after Hercules, as the Africans think, perished in Spain, his army, which was composed of various nations,His army, which was composed of various nations] This seems to have been an amplification of the adventure of Hercul