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Euergĕtae

Εὐεργέται). A people of Upper Asia, whose true name was Ariaspae. The Greeks called them Euergetae, or benefactors, translating the Persian appellation which was added to their name. This title they are said to have received in return for succour afforded to the army of Cyrus, when it was suffering, in these regions, from cold and hunger (Curt. vii. 3).

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