Brygi (Brugoi), called Briges by the Macedonians, a Thracian people dwelling in
Macedonia, north of Beroea in the neighbourhood of Mt. Bermius. They attacked
the army of Mardonius, when he was marching through Macedonia into Greece in B.C.
492. (Herod. vi. 45, vii. 73, 185; Strab. vii. pp. 295, 330; Steph. B. s. v. Briges.)
It was generally believed that a portion of this Thracian people emigrated to
Asia Minor, where they were known under the name of Phrygians. (Herod. vii. 73;
Strab. ll. cc.) Stephanus mentions two Macedonian towns, Brygias (Brugias) and
Brugion), which were apparently situated in the territory of the Brygi. Some of
the Brygi were also settled in Illyricum, where they dwelt apparently north of
Epidamnus. Strabo assigns to them a town Cydriae. (Strab. vii. pp. 326, 327; Appian,
B.C. ii. 39.)
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