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Sambus
(143 words)

[German version]

[1] Tributary of the Ganges

(Σάμβος/Sámbos). Tributary of the Ganges (Arr. Ind. 4,4: Megasthenes), possibly identical to the Sarabus (Ptol. 7,1,29; 2,13) corresponding to the Sarayū (Agoranis).

[German version]

[2] Indian king, 4th cent. BC

(Σάμβος/Sámbos in Arr. Anab. 6,16,3 f., Σάβος/Sábos in Diod. Sic. 17,102,6 f. and Str. 15,1,33, Σάββας/Sábbas in Plut. Alexander 64, Sambus in Curt. 9,8,13 and 9,8,17, Ambus in Just. Epit. 12,10, etc.). Indian king; hi…

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin) and Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Sambus”, 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 04 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1100160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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