Apsinthii

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Apsinthii (Greek: Ἀψίνθιοι) is the name of a Thracian tribe mentioned by Herodotus.[1] The Apsinthii were located east of the Dolonci, another Thracian tribe, and on Chersonesos. It was due to them that Miltiades erected a wall from Cardia to Pactye.[2]

Approximate location of the Apsinthi

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  1. ^ http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Hdt.+9.119.1 Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley), 9.119.1, "CXIX. As Oeobazus was making his escape into Thrace, the Apsinthians of that country caught and sacrificed him in their customary manner to Plistorus the god of their land; as for his companions, they did away with them by other means. Artayctes and his company had begun their flight later, and were overtaken a little way beyond the Goat's Rivers,1 where after they had defended themselves a long time, some of them were killed and the rest taken alive. The Greeks bound them and carried them to Sestus, and together with them Artayctes and his son also in bonds."
  2. ^ "Brill's New Pauly". Brill Reference. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 

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