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G(a)eli
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(Γῆλαι /Gēlai, Str. 11,5,1, cf. 11,7,1; 11,8,1; Γηλύς /Gēlýs, Steph. Byz. s.v. Γ.; Γηλοί /Gēloí, Dionys. Per. 1019 [GGM II, 167]). Median tribe of Scythian origins, first mentioned by Strabo (according to Theophanes of Mytilene), who inhabited the south-western shores of the Caspian Sea. Some ancient authors (Plin. HN 6,48; Ptol. 6,2,5) identified them with the  Cadusii. The tribe's name lives on in the region's (or rather the Sassanid province's) modern name of Gı̄lān (middle Persian Gēlān).

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “G(a)eli”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e417430>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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