Scythia


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Scyth·i·a

 (sĭth′ē-ə, sĭth′-)
An ancient region of Eurasia extending from the mouth of the Danube River on the Black Sea to the territory east of the Aral Sea. The nomadic people of the region flourished from the eighth to the fourth century bc but were conquered by the Sarmatians in the second century and were soon subsumed into other cultures.
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Scythia

(ˈsɪðɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient region of SE Europe and Asia, north of the Black Sea: now part of Ukraine
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Scyth•i•a

(ˈsɪθ i ə)

n.
the ancient name of a region in SE Europe and Asia, between the Black and Aral seas.
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Noun1.Scythia - an ancient area of Eurasia extending from the Black Sea to the Aral Sea that was populated by Scythians from the eighth to the fourth century BC
Eurasia - the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
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Scythia

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References in classic literature ?
to Scythia. (4) In the Homeric "Hymn to Hermes" Battus almost disappears from the story, and a somewhat different account of the stealing of the cattle is given.
Seeing, on the other side, some Cossacks (les Cosaques) and the wide-spreading steppes in the midst of which lay the holy city of Moscow (Moscou, la ville sainte), the capital of a realm such as the Scythia into which Alexander the Great had marched- Napoleon unexpectedly, and contrary alike to strategic and diplomatic considerations, ordered an advance, and the next day his army began to cross the Niemen.
Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert.
Antithetical to his own position, Harold Bloom eulogizes Walt Whitman as "the American Shaman," whose work we can understand, according to Bloom, "when we see in him a throwback to ancient Scythia, to strange healers who were demonic, who knew themselves to possess or be possessed by a magical or occult self." (20) However, it is not clear why Bloom fails to consider Tony Morrison as "the African American Shaman" who invokes the ghost to depict African Americans' loss of self, which could only be remedied by the acceptance of the past and the memory of their original identities.
Although there have been debates on evangelisation in today's Dobrogea (Scythia Minor) by Saint Andrew the Apostle, the first historical records of Christianity in this province date back to the end of the third century.
114, 127-28, 131-33, 327-29; Mihail Zahariade, Scythia Minor: A History of a Later Roman Province (284-681) (Amsterdam: Hakkert, 2006), pp.
Reports of Cannabis growing in two phases of domestication--wild and cultivated-- trace back to Scythia, now Ukraine, in 440 BC (Herodotus, 2007).
but toward these erstwhile fellow Hellenes they maintained a hard and steady rigor unmitigated by any kindly feelings such as Greeks elsewhere at times were wont to show toward slaves bought from Scythia and Asia."
Girlfiend Gladys was in his thoughts too as he made the six-week journey to Burma on RMS Scythia.
It was part of Scythia in ancient times, but then Slavic expansion began.