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(Ἀνδροφάγοι; Androphágoi). Tribe who lived north of  Scythia (Hdt. 4,100,2), still further north, there was allegedly only wilderness, east of which lived the  Neuri (Hdt. 4,102,2; 119,1; 125,3; 5) and the  Melanchlaeni (Hdt. 4,100,2; 125,5). In revenge for the A.'s refusal to support them against  Darius I, the  Scythians invaded their land (Hdt. 4,125,3). It is impossible to localize them or the assign them to an ethnic group -- they were described as ‘an independent, definitely not Scythian tribe’ (Hdt. 4,18,3). The A. were …

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Tokhtas'ev, Sergej R. (St. Petersburg), “Androphagi”, 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 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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