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Bistonʹians

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The Thracians; so called from Biston, son of Mars, who built Bistonʹia on the Lake Bisʹtonis.

“So the Bistonian race, a maddening train,

Exult and revel on the Thracian plain;

With milk their bloody banquets they allay.

Or from the lion rend his panting prey;

On some abandoned savage fiercely fly,

Seize, tear, devour, and think it luxury.”


Pitt: Statius, Book ii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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