(Ἀψίνθιοι; Apsínthioi). Thracian tribe on the Thracian Chersonesus, east of the Dolonci. It was against them that Miltiades had a wall built from Cardia to Pactye (Hdt. 6,36 f.). After the conquest of Sestus by the Athenians in 478 BC, the A. took the Persian Oiobazos prisoner and sacrificed him to their god Pleistorus (Hdt. 9,119). The A. took their name from the River Apsinthus (= Melas). The Hieron oros was in Apsinthis.
Cite this pagevon Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Apsinthii”, 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 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e129800>
First published online: 2006
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