Troglodytae

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The Troglodytae (Greek: Τρωγλοδῦται) or Troglodyti (meaning "cave goers"), used to be a group of people talked about by many old Greek and Roman historians and map makers. The early references call them Trogodytes, which looks like it was changed from the Greek trōglē meaning "cave". They were either placed in the desert along the African side of the Red Sea coast or North of Greece in what they called Getae [1].

Eastern Europe in 200 BC showing the Getae tribes north of the Danube river.

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  1. (Google Books) The Cambridge Ancient History. 3. Cambridge,UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 598. ISBN 0521227178. http://books.google.com/books?id=OGBGauNBK8kC&pg=RA3-PA598&lpg=RA3-PA598&dq=Troglodytae&source=bl&ots=wlo7Lq4WFn&sig=9SQiyKORT7uCWGBul3R0kKIDe-8&hl=en&ei=MaPPSp7rJonklAeQv5WNAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CBUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Troglodytae&f=false. Retrieved 2009-10-09.