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MACAE (Μάκαι), one of the aboriginal tribes of the Regio Syrtica, on the N. Coast of Libya, on the river Cinyps, according to Herodotus, who describes their customs (4.175; comp. Scyl. p. 46; Diod. 3.48; Plin. Nat. 6.23, 26; Sil. 3.275; Ptol. 4.3.27, calls them Μακαῖοι or Μάκαι, Συρτῖται). Polybius mentions Maccaei in the Carthaginian army. (Pol. 3.33.)


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