). A Libyan people, the earliest known inhabitants
of the district of North Africa called Cyrenaïca. Pliny (Pliny H. N. vii. 2Pliny H. N., 13
speaks of them as able to heal wounds caused by serpents. Persons of this race are said to
have been brought to the bedside of Cleopatra after she had been bitten by the asp (Suet. Aug. 17
, with Peck's notes).