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(Ζωσκάλης/Zōskálēs). Hellenistically influenced king who reigned in Axum and ruled from the territory of the Moschophagi (to the west of Ptolemaïs [6] Theron) to the area of Barbaria: Peripl. m. r. 5; the author of this 1st cent. AD work [1. 6 f.] describes Z. as a contemporary.


1 L. Casson, The Periplus Maris Erythraei, 1989.

F. Gisinger, s. v. Z., RE 10 A, 844-848.

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Zoscales”, 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 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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