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Obviously a name is lost at the beginning of this chapter. The older editors for the most part follow Wessling in supplying Χάλυβες from the spurious list in i. 28, but clearly a tribe in the immediate neighbourhood of the Cabalees and Milyae is required to complete the command of Badres. The hardiest warriors of that region were the Πισίδαι, whose name may have been left out by the scribe from its likeness to ἀσπίδας. As, however, H. never mentions these unruly mountaineers, who probably never as a people acknowledged Persian sovereignty (cf. iii. 90. 1 n.), it may be better to take from iii. 90 the name of one of the smaller tribes there mentioned, either the Λασόνιοι (whose name seems to have been wrongly put into the text in ch. 77. 1), or the Ὑτέννες, or both (Stein). (See note, p. 416.） προβόλους: like προβόλαιον (ch. 148. 3) a variant of προβόλιον, a hunting-spear. λυκιοεργέας: an emendation in Athenaeus, p. 486 e, for λυκοεργέας, ‘wolf-destroying.’ The sense ‘made in Lycia’ is supported by Ps. Dem. Timoth. 31 φιάλας λυκιουργεῖς, Arist. Pax 143 “κάνθαρος Ναξιουργής” and κλίνη Μιλησιουργής (Critias 28); cf. τόξα . . . Λύκια (ch. 77 ad fin.). The oracle of Ares is probably an indication of a northern origin; cf. v. 7; iv. 59, 62.
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