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Macae
(297 words)

(Μάκαι; Mákai).

[German version]

[1] People in eastern Arabia

According to Ptol. 6,7,14, a people in eastern Arabia in the hinterland of the bays around modern Rāʾs Musandam on the road from Hormuz. Also mentioned in Str. 13,765f., Plin. HN 6,98.152 and Mela 3,79; according to them, the M. settled opposite the Carmanian foothills. According to Arr. Ind., Μακέτα/Makéta (Rāʾs Musandam) was an important trading centre for the spice trade ( Spices) on the Persian Gulf.

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Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg) and Huß, Werner (Bamberg), “Macae”, 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e718580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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