Customs at Carthage, Lacedse-mon, and amongst the Scythians
and Iberians, concerning those who had killed an enemy, 204, 205
the Thracians, Scythians
, and in general the northern nations; and the same may be said of the love of knowledge, which is the special characteristic of our part of the world, or of the love of money, which may, with equal truth, be attributed to the Phoenicians and Egyptians.
Russian authors are still fonder of telling us that from the commencement of the campaign a Scythian
war plan was adopted to lure Napoleon into the depths of Russia, and this plan some of them attribute to Pfuel, others to a certain Frenchman, others to Toll, and others again to Alexander himself- pointing to notes, projects, and letters which contain hints of such a line of action.
The king has ordered some novel spectacle -- some gladiatorial exhibition at the hippodrome -- or perhaps the massacre of the Scythian
prisoners -- or the conflagration of his new palace -- or the tearing down of a handsome temple -- or, indeed, a bonfire of a few Jews.
And just in time thou com'st to have a view Of his great power; for now the Parthian king In Ctesiphon hath gathered all his host Against the Scythian
, whose incursions wild Have wasted Sogdiana; to her aid He marches now in haste.
Many peoples make early appearances: Greeks, Scythians
, Cimmerians, Vikings, and Mongols.
held sway over the vast steppe lands that stretch from the north of the Black Sea as far as the plains of Mongolia from around 900 BC until after the time of Alexander the Great--700 years later.
roamed over a vast swath of this region, from Siberia to the Black Sea, for about 800 years beginning about the ninth century BC.
Looking for Scythians
, we crossed a black field and found a slick
from north of the Black Sea were, to first-century historian Josephus at least, even lower: "slightly better than wild beasts.
Saunders, "Making Sense of Nonsense Inscriptions Associated with Amazons and Scythians
on Athenian Vases," Hesperia 83 (2014), 447-93.
The destruction of Nineveh occurred in August, 612 BC by the alliance of the armies of Medes, Babylonians and Scythians
, thus fulfilling the prophet Nahum's prophecy of the destruction of Nineveh (Book of Nahum 2:6; Book of Nahum 3:1-2).