Sycaeboae

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Sycaeboae[1] (Greek: "Συκαιβόαι") is the name of a Thracian tribe, which was mentioned by Polyaenus.[2]

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  1. ^ The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 3, John Boardman, ISBN 0-521-85073-8, Cambridge University Press, 1991, p. 609
  2. ^ Polyaenus: Stratagems - BOOK 7 ,The generals of the Cebrenii and Sycaeboae, two Thracian tribes, were chosen from among the priests of Hera. Cosingas, according to the tradition of the country, was elected to be their priest and general; but the army took some objection to him, and refused to obey him. To suppress the rebelliousness that had taken hold of the troops, Cosingas built a number of long ladders, and fastened them one to another. He then put out a report, that he had decided to climb up to heaven, in order to inform Hera of the disobedience of the Thracians. The Thracians, who are notoriously stupid and ridiculous, were terrified by the idea of their general's intended journey, and the resulting wrath of heaven. They implored him not to carry out his plan, and they promised with an oath to obey all of his future commands.

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