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(Μασσαβάται/Massabátai, Μεσσαβάται/Messabátai, Latin Messabatae). Inhabitants of the region of Massabatice (Μασσαβατική/Massabatikḗ, Μεσ(σ)αβατική/Mes(s)abatikḗ), which was named after them, in southern Media or northern Elymaeis (Str. 11,13,6; 16,1,18; Plin. HN 6,134), or - less likely - south of the Elymaeis region in the northernmost part of Persis (Ptol. 6,4,3; cf. Plin. HN 6,135).


R. N. Frye, The History of Ancient Iran, 1984, 89.

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Kaletsch, Hans (Regensburg), “Massabatae”, 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 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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