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HENIOCHI

Eth. HENIOCHI (Eth. Ἐνίοχοι, Dionys. A. R. 687; Arrian, Peripl. p. 11; Anon. Peripl. p. 15), a Colchian tribe, who appear in geography as early as Hellanicus (p. 91, ed. Sturz). Strabo (xi. p.496), who derives their name from the legendary charioteers of the Dioscuri, describes them as a seafaring, piratical race, using small boats, called καμάραι by the Greeks, and containing from twenty-five to thirty men.

From the account of the escape of Mithridates Eupator, from Pontus to the Bosporus, they appear occupying the country between the W. edge of Caucasus and the Euxine, with an area of 1000 stadia. (Strab. l.c.; comp. Plin. Nat. 6.4; Scyl. p. 31; Ptol, 5.10.)

[E.B.J]

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