(Hecat. in Steph. Byz. FGrH; Kallatiai in Hdt. 3,38). Indian ethnic group whose members according to Hdt. used to eat their parents -- an ethnological curiosity that in another citation (Hdt. 3,99) was attributed to another Indian people, the Padaioi, likewise to the Iranian Massagetae (Hdt. 1,216) and the Issedones (Hdt. 4,26).
K. Karttunen, India in Early Greek Literature, 1989, 197-202.
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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki),
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