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  Scythia
Scythia, then, which is square in shape, and has two of its sides reaching down to the sea, extends inland to the same distance that it stretches along the coast, and is equal every way.
The base line of the geodetic square of Scythia runs along latitude 45°12’N, that is, along the parallel that is at the middle point between the Equator and the Pole, with the usual displacement of 12’ to the north.
In the case of the geodetic square of Scythia, it was reckoned that a width of 7’ 12° of longitude is equal in actual length to 5° of latitude or half of the height of the square.
www.metrum.org /mapping/scythia.htm   (4736 words)

  
 Scythia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scythia was the area in Eurasia inhabited by the Scythians, in Classical Antiquity.
Scythia's social development at the end of the fifth and in the fourth century BC involved its privileged stratum into trade with Greeks, efforts to control this trade, and consequences partly stemming from these two: aggressive external policy, intensified exploitation of dependent population, progressing stratification among the nomadic rulers.
The blossom of the steppe Scythia coincides with decline of forest-steppe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scythia   (2353 words)

  
 Scythia, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Scythia is called the region to the north and northeast of the Black Sea.
Scythia is the abode of one of the WINDS, the North Wind Boreas 1.
Io, in her wanderings came to Scythia and Cimmeria, which are in the same region.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Scythia.html   (890 words)

  
 Scythia - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
These tribes raised wheat, presumably in the river valleys, and sold it for export; in the eastern half from west to east were Georgi (perhaps the same as Aroteres) between the Ingul and the Borysthenes (Dnieper), nomad Scyths and Royal Scyths between the Borysthenes and the Tanais (Don).
To the south of Scythia the Crimean mountains were inhabited by a non-Sythic race, the Tauri.
Like the Scyths they were pressed towards the west by yet newer swarms, and with the coming of the Huns Scythia enters upon a new cycle, though still keeping its old name in the Byzantine historians.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SC/SCYTHIA.htm   (4543 words)

  
 SCYTHIA FACTS AND INFORMATION
Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by a group of Iranian people speaking Indo-Iranian languages, known as the Scythians.
However haplogroups H, J2, R1b and L are also found in populations of Iran, Pakistan, Central Asia and India, and the idea that R1a1 originates from Kurgan Culture is questionable, since there seem to be a complete absence of haplogroup I and E in India (although it is common in Europe, particularly Ukraine).
In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Arbroath, Scythia is claimed as a former homeland of the Scots.
www.freedomsailing.com /Scythia   (3951 words)

  
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Above, to the northward of the farthest dwellers in Scythia, the country is said to be concealed from sight and made impassable by reason of the feathers which are shed abroad abundantly.
From Scythes, the son of Hercules, were descended the after kings of Scythia; and from the circumstance of the goblet which hung from the belt, the Scythians to this day wear goblets at their girdles.
When, therefore, he arrived in Scythia, he betook himself to the district called the Woodland, which lies opposite the course of Achilles, and is covered with trees of all manner of different kinds, and there went through all the sacred rites with the tabour in his hand, and the images tied to him.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Scythians.html   (9488 words)

  
 Scythia and the Scythians - Encyclopedia of Ukraine
According to Herodotus Greater Scythia occupied a large rectangle of land extending nearly 700 km (20 days travel) from the Danube River in the west across the Black Sea coast and steppe region of what is today Ukraine to the lower Don Basin in the east.
The steppe of Southern Ukraine was occasionally referred to as Scythia (Skufia and Great Skuf in the Primary Chronicle) and Sarmatia until the Igth century.
The bellicose Scythians were often in conflict with their neighbors, particularly the Thracians in the west and the *Sarmatians in the east.
www.brama.com /news/press/001022scythian_history.html   (1968 words)

  
 Ocean Liner Gazette Spring 2002 - Dazzle & Drab Exhibit
The abstract of log from Scythia’s westbound crossing of April 1955 is perfectly normal for a crossing at that time of the year.
There were no announcements on Scythia’s public address system as I recall and we certainly were not sent to boat stations, so obviously it was not thought we were in any danger.
Silence and inaction continued for some time, perhaps an hour or so, and then Scythia reversed out of the freighter and continued on her way.
www.oceanliner.org /scythia_crossing.htm   (593 words)

  
 Ships of State: The Intermediates: Scythia, Samaria, Laconia
The Scythia was of the first of this new fleet.
The Scythia was graced with opulent accommodations rivaling the greatest of liners.
In fact not only was she one of the first of the intermediates built for the line, but she would survive the rest of her class and remain in regular service well into the late 1950's.
uncommonjourneys.com /pages/scythia/index.html   (810 words)

  
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Prior to their being in "Scythia" the same peoples had been found on the fringes of the Assyrian Empire, in northern Mesopotamia, the Caucasus and Zagros mountain areas and in eastern Iran.
Later in Scythia (east of the Ural Mountains) were to appear a nation named "Naphtali" and descended from the Israelite Tribe of that name.
It follows that the Tribe of Naphtali, which later appeared in Scythia east of the Ural Mountains, was thus identical with the Gaeli-Cadussi who previously had been in the "Gouzan"area south-west of the Caspian Sea which area was one to which the Assyrians had transported Israelite-exiles.
www.jerusalembooks.com /download/tribes.txt   (8106 words)

  
 The Scythians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The ancient legend tells the story about the one-eyed people, Arimaspians in Scythia who had on-going battle with the griffins who guarded the gold.
Many nomads bacme sedentary in the north Black Sea and Kamenskoe Gorodishche was the economic, political and trading capital of Scythia in the 4th till the first half of the 3rd century BC.
Even though the ancient Greeks' impression that Scythia was a matriarchy,it is not supported by the archaeological evidence.
www.silk-road.com /artl/scythian.shtml   (1823 words)

  
 Scythia (II)
Scythia was converted into a troopship in 1939.
After the war she repatriated German prisoners of war and carried German emigrants to Canada under charter by the International Refugee Organisation before being returned to Cunard in 1949.
Scythia was chartered to the Canadian government for service from Rotterdam to Quebec in October 1957.
web.greatships.net:81 /scythia2.html   (140 words)

  
 Variant Texts
But Feinius came from Asia to Scythia, whence he had gone for the building of the tower; so he died in the princedom of Scythia, at the end of forty years, and passed on the chieftainship to his son, Nenual.
Boamain took the kingship by force of combat from Northern Scythia to the shore of the Caspian Sea, till he fell in a battle-ambush at the hands of Noemius son of Nenual.
The hosts of Scythia felt it a great loss that their lord should be hurt and mortally wounded by the son of Bile, and he was expelled out of Scythia; so Mil went thereafter, and took his children with him.
members.aol.com /lochlan2/lebor2.htm   (5921 words)

  
 History Alive -> Scythia
I thought I'd put some facts about Scythia up on here, I heard alot of complaining that sythia was in wrong place in RTW sop i disided to look.
To the south of Scythia the Crimean mountains were inhabited by a non-Scythic race, the Tauri.
About 512 B. Darius, having conquered Thrace, made an invasion of Scythia, which, according to the account of Herodotus, he crossed as far as the Oarus, a river identified with the Volga, burned the town of Gelonus and returned in sixty days.
s3.invisionfree.com /History_Alive/index.php?showtopic=33   (4712 words)

  
 Origin by Yair Davidiy chapter seven
From eastern Scythia, in the decades 70-50 BCE, the Western Sienbi and the Northern Hun group of Hugie, Dingling, and Gienkun moved westward.
This movement out of Scythia to the West caused the existing peoples in Germany in the period 200-300 CE (and in some cases somewhat before that time) to be replaced by bigger groups who absorbed them.
In east Scythia, -at least in the area east of the Caspian Sea whence the Sacae (Anglo-Saxons) were once centered, Aramaic was spoken.
www.britam.org /originseven.html   (2616 words)

  
 Scythia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
'''Scythia''' was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Iranian people known as the Scythians.
Genetic research in modern populations reveals that the same Y chromosome haplogroup (R1a) represents a genetic lineage currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe.
Aside from the findings of modern archaeology and genetics, most of what subesquent generations "knew" of Scythia and Scythians was at second hand, a matter of literary conventions.
scythia.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (2366 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Scythia
Scythia SCYTHIA [Scythia], ancient region of Eurasia, extending from the Danube on the west to the borders of China on the east.
He accompanied (c.513) Darius in the Persian expedition into Scythia.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Scythia" at HighBeam.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Scythia   (382 words)

  
 Scythia - SCC Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Info: Scythia, for almost 500 years, this has been a nation of Horse-riding conquering nomad tribes.
As a boy he was taught that Scythia could not go on the way it had for 500 years.
For the duration of the Rebelion and the regaining control of the nation by the king, all trade has been outside the kings controll and taxation and therefor no taxes on it were collected even IF the merchants made their routes.
www.stratcommandcenter.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=241   (1257 words)

  
 SCYTHIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
To the south of Scythia the Crimean mountains were inhabited by a non-Scythic race, the Tauri." (Thoantas, 1st king of Taurians ca 1600 BC; Thoas, king of Scythia; Thoas 3, father of Dionysus, king of Taurians)
From the 3rd century BC onward, Neapolis Scythia was the capital of the Royal Scyths, a militaristic people who lived in the region until the early centuries AD.
Before 200 BC, Neapolis Scythia was surrounded by a strong stone and mortar wall, the main gate flanked by two towers.
www.geocities.com /amuse_amenace/scythia.htm   (6847 words)

  
 SCYTHIAN DRACAENA - Greek mythology, she-dragon of Scythia - DRAKAINA SKYTHIA
THE DRAKAINA SKYTHIA was the first ruler of the land of Skythia.
The Greeks on the Euxine conceived her to have lived in Scythia.
When Heracles, they said, carried away the oxen of Geryones, he also visited the country of the Scythians, which was then still a desert.
www.theoi.com /Ther/DrakainaSkythia.html   (588 words)

  
 The Heroic Age: The Forum/From Scythia to Camelot
From Scythia to Camelot opens with a masterful Foreword by John Colarusso, the eminent authority on the languages and lore of the Caucusus.
From Scythia to Camelot will surely not be the last word said on the origins and history of the Arthurian cycle.
It is far too revolutionary and pioneering to have made a final accounting of all the multifarious strands that have been woven together into the fabric of this marvelous tapestry.
www.mun.ca /mst/heroicage/issues/2/ha2tf.htm   (3335 words)

  
 The Milesian Legends
This Feinius Farsaid and his son, Nel, went into Asia to work on the Tower of Nimrod (Tower of Babel in biblical history) and were present at the subsequent dispersal of the races after the destruction of the tower.
After a few generations, a descendant of Heber Scot, named Agnomain, killed a rival for the kingship of Scythia (a kingsman) and in revenge was driven from the country.
With a small band of followers, Agnomain obtained ships and sailed to the Macotic Marshes on the Black Sea, where the Scots (as they had come to be known, from Scota, the wife of Nel) remained for nearly three hundred years.
members.aol.com /lochlan2/legends.htm   (1107 words)

  
 BRILL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia is an international journal covering such topics as history, archaeology, numismatics, epigraphy, papyrology and the history of material culture.
It discusses art and the history of science and technology, as applied to the Ancient World and relating to the territory of the former Soviet Union, to research undertaken by scholars of the former Soviet Union abroad and to materials in collections in the former Soviet Union.
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia has already established itself as an invaluable resource for the subject both in the private collections of professors and scholars as well as in the major research libraries of the world.
www.brill.nl /m_catalogue_sub6_id7108.htm   (605 words)

  
 SCYTHIA (Gr. EKuOia) - Online Information article about SCYTHIA (Gr. EKuOia)
In accordance with this we can give the relative positions of the various tribes, and an excursus on the rivers (47–57) lets us define their actual seats.
Cimmerii; the nature of the country makes it probable that some of them were nomads, while others no doubt tilled some land in the river valleys and in the Crimea, where they See also:
About 512 B.C. Darius, having conquered Thrace, made an invasion of Scythia, which, according to the account of Herodotus, he crossed as far as the Oarus, a river identified with the Volga, burned the town of Gelonus and returned in sixty days.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SCY_SHA/SCYTHIA_Gr_EKuOia_.html   (6617 words)

  
 Scythia - Who we are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Scythia's role is to locate foreign partners for the projects.
All the projects are supplied with guaranteed markets and most of the projects already have the larger parts of their funding secured.
All the projects are of strategic importance to Kazakhstan and have the explicit support of the President and other highly placed politicians.
scythia.co.uk   (126 words)

  
 Mundania Press LLC -- Extraordinary Book Publishers -- Lion of Scythia
Within a year he was an Assistant Manager and finishing his Lion of Scythia trilogy.
I have just finished reading his Lion of Scythia, which is set in the times of Alexander the Great, and all I want to do is to read on.
Lion of Scythia is an EPPIE 2001 finalist in the Historical Fiction category.
www.mundania.com /books-lionofscythia.html   (636 words)

  
 Scythia - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Goths : areas conquered or ruled by the Goths: Scythia
Large stretches of open plain facilitated the immigration of outside peoples.
Everest: Beyond the Limit on the Discovery Channel
encarta.msn.com /Scythia.html   (103 words)

  
 Area Map (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As is shown on the map, Attica occupied a small area in the ancient Greek world of the sixth through fourth centuries BCE.
The Amazons were credited with living in the land aroung the Black Sea: Thrace, Scythia and Sauromatae; and Northern Africa according to different sources.
The Greek's opponents during the Persian Wars, occupied the land across its eastern waters; the Aegean Sea.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /amazons/amazons.five.html   (148 words)

  
 Lion of Scythia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Lion of Scythia is the first in a trilogy of fast paced, action packed sagas of a Macedonian cavalry captain who has been captured by Scythian warriors.
As Niko proves himself in battle against enemy tribesmen and gains favor with the Massegetae, he also makes enemies who will do whatever they must to drive a wedge between Niko and Tomyra, ensure the purity of the People, and protect their ways.
Lion of Scythia it is easy to see why this first novel was a finalist in the 2001 Eppie Awards.
www.ivyquill.com /lionof.htm   (549 words)

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