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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Biston’ians.
 
The Thracians; so called from Biston, son of Mars, who built Biston’ia on the Lake Bis’tonis.   1
       
“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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