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Eth. ODOMANTI (Eth. Ὀδόμαντοι, Hdt. 7.112; Thuc. 2.101, 5.6; Steph. B. sub voce Odomantes, Plin. Nat. 4.18), a Paeonian tribe, who occupied the district, called after them, ODOMANTICE (Ὀδομαντική, Ptol. 3.13.31; Liv. 44.4; Ὀδομαντίς, Steph. B. sub voce This tribe were settled upon the whole of the great mountain Orbelus, extending along the NE. of the lower Strymonic plain, from about Meleniko and Demirissár to Zikhnd inclusive, where they bordered on Pangaeus, the gold and silver mines of which they worked with the Pieres and Satrae. (Herod. l.c.) Secure in their inaccessible position, they defied Megabazus. (Hdt. 5.16.) The NW. portion of their territory lay to the right of Sitalces as he crossed Mt. Cercine; and their general situation agrees with the description of Thucydides (2.101), according to whom they dwelt beyond the Strymon to the N., that is to say, to the N. of the Lower Strymon, where, alone, the river takes such a course to the E. as to justify the expression. Cleon invited Polles, their chieftain, to join him with as many Thracian mercenaries as could be levied. (Thuc. 5.6; Aristoph. Ach. 156, 164; Suid. s. v. ἀποτεθρίακεν; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. pp. 210, 306, 465.) [E. B. J.I

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    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 156
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 164
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.112
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.16
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.6
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.101
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.18
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 44, 4
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 3.13
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