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Zygantis
(78 words)

[German version]

(Ζυγαντίς/Zygantís). City in Libya (Hecat. FGrH 1 F 337: πόλις Λιβύης/pólis Libýēs). The Ζύγαντες (Zýgantes) in Steph. Byz. s. v. Ζυγαντίς might be identical with the Γύζαντες (Gýzantes) in Hdt. 4,194, since the same story about collecting honey is told about both. The Zygantes possibly lived on the Tunesian mainland across from the island of Cercina along with other tribes.

Bibliography

J. Desanges, Catalogue des tribus africaines, 1962, 97 f.

K. Ziegler, s. v. Z., RE 10 A, 859 f.

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Zygantis”, 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 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12218570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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