Two conceptions of the tribal geography of the Royal Scythian Empire in classical literary tradition
From the late 6th to the late 4th centuries B.C. there existed in the lands between the Danube and the Don a confederation of tribal peoples of various racial and linguistic backgrounds under the overlordship of a nomadic Iranian-speaking tribal group sometimes referred to by the Greeks as the Bασιλήιοι Σϰύϑαι or 'Royal Scythians'. It is necessary to use the word 'sometimes', as the subject of the present research is in fact the varied conceptions in Classical Greek literature of the...[Show more]
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