Scythia

NOUN
  1. 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
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  • The Persians had established seven garrison towns on the river to fortify their northern border against Scythian raids. Alexander the Great
  • And toward the sea Ocean in Ind is the kingdom of Scythia, that is all closed with hills. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • Teutates so famous throughout Gaul and Spain, who was a Celto-Scythian king or hero, and subdued and civilized a great part of Europe and Asia. The Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus
  • Iberian gates excluded the horsemen of Scythia from the shortest and most practicable roads, and the whole front of the mountains was covered by the rampart of Gog and Magog, the long wall which has excited the curiosity of an Arabian caliph and a Russian conqueror. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4
  • But the tendency of life in the open air is to make the soul imbody and imbrute, and after a while one begins to think scholarship a disease, or, at any rate, a bad habit; and the Scythian nomad, or, if you choose, the Texan cowboy, seems to be the normal, healthy type. The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915
  • Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
  • It was the customary style of polite letter-writing in Scythia at that period, the Scythians being in just that stage of barbarism which the Persians, the Egyptians, and the other great nations of the East had left behind and forgotten. Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers
  • The Celtic divinity, Teutates, has his name from the Celtic teuta, people; taviti, fire, appearing here in its secondary and derived sense of PEOPLE, just as it does in its own Scythian language in Targitavus's second name, Tavit-varus, Teutaros, the protector of the people. Celtic Literature
  • Queen of Scythia, appears, not yet in her more or less historical part of victress of Cyrus. A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800
  • Complete ignorance of viticulture was the mark of savages; so too was the drinking of undiluted wine, which was associated with northern barbarians such as the Scythians (in modern Crimea).
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