, Isid. Charax: Eth. Astabeni
, or Ἀσταυηνοί
, or Σταυηνοί
, Ptol. 6.9.5
). according to Isidore, a district between Hyrcania and Parthia, containing twelve villages and one town of note called Asaac, or, more probably, Arsacia, It seems doubtful [p. 1.248]
whether the name of the region and its inhabitants ought not to be Artabene and Artabeni respectively.
According to Ptolemy the Astabeni were a people of Hyrcania, on the coast of the Caspian. The ASTACENI of Plin. (2.105, 109) are probably the same people.