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Zeeritae
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(Ζεερῖται/Zeërîtai, Ζειρῖται/Zeirîtai or Εἰρῖται/Eirîtai). A people in Arabia mentioned in Ptol. 6,7,24 but still not unequivocally located. [1] places their territory in Wādī al-Irḍ (modern Wādī Banī Ḥanīfa near Al-Riyāḍ), and therefore central Arabia; [2] in the area of Oman as far as the Wādī al-Dawāsr, and therefore dispersed across the whole of the Al-Rub al-Ḫālī desert.

Bibliography

1 A. Sprenger, Die alte Geographie Arabiens, 1875 (repr. 1966), Nr. 395

2 E. Glaser, Skizze der Geschichte und Geographie Arabie…

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Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg), “Zeeritae”, 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 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12215110>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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