Scythia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

For his destruction Medea mingles the wolfsbane, which she once brought with her from the shores of Scythia.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
And that which Scythia was to him of yore Find with thy Scythians on Iberia's shore.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Auroch herds, of Scythia, 31 n. ii.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
Theophilus, a bishop of Scythia; John, another, in Persia; Spiridion, a cattle-drover.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
What happened to the great Persian army and its ambitious leader in Scythia we do not very well know.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The barrows which cover the plains of ancient Scythia attest the truth of this description.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
BABYLONIA, ASSYRIA, MEDIA, AND SCYTHIA.
"Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)" by The Duke of Buckingham
From thence he went to the hill Caucasus, which is the highest in all that tropic: it lieth near the borders of Scythia.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
It would be doubly interesting could we trace its course from ancient Scythia to the Atlantic coast.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
Next comes Scythia, in which the chief towns are Dionysiopolis, Tomis, and Calatis.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
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In poetry:

Not Thule's waves so wildly break
To drown the northern shore;
Not Etna's entrails fiercer shake,
Or Scythia's tempests roar.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Who, with his own shoulders, lifted
Thrones of many a conquered land;
Who the rocks of Scythia rifted—
King Sesostris waves his hand
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Though Scythia's icy cliffs he treads,
Or horrid Afric's faithless sands;
Or where the fam'd Hydaspes spreads
His liquid wealth o'er barbarous lands.
"Horace: Book 1, Ode 22" by Samuel Johnson

In news:

Mark S Doss (Thoas, King of Scythia).
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