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Psylli

Ψύλλοι). 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).

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    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 17
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 7.13
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 7.2
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