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Bistones
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(Βίστονες; Bístones). Thracian tribe on the Aegean Sea from around the Βιστονὶς λίμνη (Bistonìs límnē) to the lower reaches of the Nestus; neighbours of the Cicones and the Sapaei. On their territory,  Abdera,  Dicaea and Stryme were founded. Hdt. (7,110) only mentioned as an intermediate staging post of the Persian army They appear frequently in mythological tales and in genealogies (Str. 7 fr. (43) 44 mentions B. on Thasos, under the rule of Diomedes; Val. Fl. 3,159: homeland of Orpheus).

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Bistones”, 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 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e217870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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