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Leucosyri
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(Λευκόσυροι; Leukósyroi, ‘White Syrians’, meaning and origin of the term are unclear). Indigenous inhabitants (App. Mith. 292; Σύριοι/Sýrioi, Hdt. 1,6,1; 2,104; Ἀσσύριοι/Assýrioi, Dionys. Per. 975) considered by the Greeks as an ethnic entity of the Anatolian northern part of the region Assyria (Λευκοσυρία/Leukosyría, schol. vetera ad Apoll. Rhod. 196,9; 198,10; 201,6; Λευκοσυριακή/Leukosyriakḗ, 200,1; Λευκοσυρική/Leukosyrikḗ, 198,3). According to Ps.-Scyl. 89, the area where they lived extended from the river Thermodon (modern Term…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Leucosyri”, 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 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e702980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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