, 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.
) 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.