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SANDANES (Σανδάνες, Peripl. Mar. Erythr. 100.52). There has been some question whether this is the name of a man or of a place. As the text stands in the Periplus, it would seem to be that of a ruler of the coast-district in the neighbourhood of Bombay. On the other hand, Ptolemy speaks of the same territory under the title of Ἀριακὴ Σαδινῶν; whence Benfey (Ersch and Grüber, Encycl. art. Indien) argues, with strong probability, that the reading in the Periplus is incorrect, and that Ptolemy is right in making the name that of a people rather than of a chief.


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