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Zamirae
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(Ζαμῖραι/Zamîrai, perhaps better Γαμῆραι/Gamêrai). A tribe, described by Ptol. 7,2,16 as cannibal, in India extra Gangem, beyond the Cirrhadia, roughly in modern Burma (Argyrâ chṓra, 'silver land' in Ptol. 7,2,17). It is almost impossible to identify the individual peoples and places of southeastern Asia named in Ptol. (attempts in [1] and [2]), because most other sources are from a substantially later period.

Bibliography

1 A. Berthelot, L'Asie ancienne centrale et sud-orientale d'après Ptolémée, 1930

2 A. Herrmann, Das Land …

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Zamirae”, 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 21 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12214690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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