scythians

The Scythians

by Daniel Russ on August 2, 2010

The Scythians appeared on the Black Sea coast probably around 600 BC, but came into their own as a people around 500 BC. Herodotus, the famous Greek historian reminds us of this difficult opponent to the Greeks and Persians and Medes. He writes “No Scythian woman can marry until after she has killed an enemy.” […]

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