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THE ARTABATITAI (or Artabititae) were a tribe of four-legged African men who roved around on all fours like animals.
Pliny the Elder, Natural History 6. 195 (trans. Rackham) (Roman encyclopedia C1st A.D.) :
"Then come regions [in Africa] that are purely imaginary: towards the west [of the Aithiopian kingdom of Meroe] are . . . the Artabatirae, who have four legs and rove about like wild animals."
- Pliny the Elder, Natural History - Latin Encyclopedia C1st A.D.