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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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Customs at Carthage, Lacedse-mon, and amongst the Scythians and Iberians, concerning those who had killed an enemy, 204, 205
Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
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.
She was ruler of the Massageteans, a confederation of Iranian-speaking nomadic tribes who were related to Scythians and inhabited Central Asia for several centuries.
They studied the ancient metropolitan city of Taxila which remained under the influence of the Greeks to the Scythians, Parthian and finally the Kashanas, where not only Buddhism was practiced but also other religions.
In their writings, ancient Greek authors referred to them as Asian Scythians, while other early sources described them as "tours with fast horses."
The epochs of the Sakas, Kangjus, Usuns, Huns, Scythians and Sarmatians were demonstrated at the festival.
In 100BC Scythians who ruled Central Asia entered the present day Pakistan and left an indelible imprint on our culture.