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Machlyes
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Libyan nomads who according to Herodotus (4,178; 180) lived west of the Lotophagoi and east of the Ausees (on the Little Syrte?) and according to Pliny (HN 5,28; 7,15) in the neighbouring area of the Nasamones on the Great Syrte. Pliny and his source Calliphanes - both incidentally see in the M. androgynoi (i.e. people of dual sexuality) - were probably wrong. Sources: Hdt. 4,178; 180 (Μάχλυες; Máchlyes); Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F 103q (Ἰαλχλευεῖς/Ialchleueîs the MSS tradition SMA; Μαχλυεῖς/Machlyeîs corr. J. Vossius); Plin. HN 5,28 (Machroae); 7,15 (Machlyae); P…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Machlyes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e715610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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