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THYSSA´GETAE

THYSSA´GETAE (Θυσσαγέται, Hdt. 4.22), a numerous people of Asiatic Sarmatia, living principally by the chase. They dwelt to the north-east of a great desert of 7 days' journey, which lay between them and the Budini. Stephanus B. (s. v.) erroneously places them on the Maeotis, apparently from misunderstanding Herodotus. They are called Thussagetae by Mela (1.19) and Pliny (4.12 s. 26), and Thyssagetae by Valerius Flaccus (6.140).

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