[German version] (Φαρούσιοι;
Pharoúsioi). A nomadic North African people whom Strabo (2,5,33; 17,3,3; 7) always mentions together with the Nigritae (cf. Sall. Iug. 18:
Persae; Mela 1,22; 3,103; Plin. HN 5,43:
Gymnetes Pharusi; 46:
Pharusi, quondam Persae; 6,194:
Perusii; Ptol. 4,6,17; Geogr. Rav. 43,10:
Paurisi). The P. appear to have partly lived to the west and partly to the south-east of the High Atlas. With their caravans they occasionally reached as far as Cirta (Str. 17,3,7). Huß, Werner (Bamberg) Bibliography J. Desanges, Cat. des tribus africaines ..., 1962, 230-232.