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 (sär-mā′shə, -shē-ə)
An ancient region of eastern Europe northeast of the Black Sea. The Sarmatian people occupied the area after the fourth century bc and fled across the Carpathian Mountains and along the Danube River after the onslaught of the Huns. The term is also applied to the territory between the Vistula and Volga Rivers during the time of the Roman Empire.

Sar·ma′tian adj. & n.


(Placename) the ancient name of a region between the Volga and Vistula Rivers now covering parts of Poland, Belarus, and SW Russia


(sɑrˈmeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə)

the ancient name of a region in E Europe, between the Vistula and the Volga rivers.
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That the image of the world you see here, Dear Reader, is newer and more correct than those that have been circulated hitherto, let America, Sarmatia [Poland and Russia] and India testify.
Como interlocutores o protagonistas del drama figuran Mandane, reina de las amazonas junto a su hermana Mitilene y generala del ejercito femenino, Licandro, rey de Sarmatia, Arconte, su capitan, y Artide, que consta como hijo de Alejandro Magno, ademas de personajes secundarios como Idaspe, custodio del anterior, Tisbe, como camarera de la reina y Turpino, escudero del rey de Sarmatia.
eastern Baltica and/or further easterly domain called Sarmatia in the East European craton (EEC) (Fig.
Seven Wapowski fragments are known from the reproductions: three from the map of Sarmatia and four from a map of Poland.
La Dalmacia si chiama oggi Schiavonia, da i popoli schiavi che a' tempi di Giustiniano I imperatore venuti da Sarmatia passarono il Danubio (28).
In their conquest for more land, the Romans went into Sarmatia where they fought the Sarmatian cavalry.
Sarmatia International Pipeline Company (ICC) of Warsaw, Poland has filed for an environmental permit for the construction of the Brody-Plock (Adamova Zastava) pipeline with a possible extension to Gdansk or the West.
On July 12, 2004 Ukrtransnafta and Poland's oil transport monopoly Przedsiebiorstwo established Sarmatia JV to prepare estimates, raise investments and provide construction.
As Gennadii Litavrin has long noted, this appears to be a name on a par with such notions employed by ancient Greek or Roman ethnographers as Scythia, Germania, or Sarmatia, all of which had no clear definition in either territorial or political terms (Litavrin 1984, 195).
On his way back to Europe, he steers the ippogrifo over wondrous Cathay and Mangiana, over the Himavian range to Scythia and Sarmatia, before arriving, finally, back home.
Film consultant John Matthews believes the real Arthur was a Roman officer called Artorius (Arthur) Castus who led a group of legionaries who came from Sarmatia, in modern day Georgia.