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Macrobii
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(Μακρόβιοι; Makróbioi, Lat. Macrobii).

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[1] According to Herodotus 'the long-lived Ethiopians'

According to Herodotus, Cambyses had also the intention of campaigning against the ‘long-living Ethiopians’ (μακροβίους Αἰθίοπας, Hdt. 3,17,1), who lived on the ‘southern sea’ (νοτίῃ θαλάσσῃ, Hdt. l.c.; cf. also Hdt. 3,21-23). Since this notíēi thalássēi (νοτίῃ θαλάσσῃ) of Herodotus' is lost in mythical darkness, it is useless to speculate on…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg) and Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel), “Macrobii”, 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 25 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e719230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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