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ZAUE´CES

Eth. ZAUE´CES (Ζαυῆκες, Hdt. 4.193), a people of Libya, dwelling in a woody and mountainous country abounding in wild beasts, to the S. of the subsequent Roman province of Africa, and near the tribe of the Maxyes. A custom prevailed among them for the women to drive the chariots in war; which Heeren conjectures may have occasioned the placing of the Amazons in this neighbourhood. (Ideen, 2.1. p. 41.)

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