Definition of Scythia
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Eurasia
Derivative terms: Scythian
Definition of Scythia
1. Proper noun. A region in eastern Europe and western Asia, often associated with southern Russia. Precise boundaries vary with author. ¹
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Literary usage of Scythia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1801)
"... Scythia; 6, the expedition of Darius ... to that country : 7. the countries fi- tuate beyond Weilern Scythia, on the eall and ..."
2. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"LIMITS OF Scythia. The limits here assigned are materially less than ... who appears to me to extend the Scythia of Herodotus much too far to the north. ..."
3. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"LIMITS OP Scythia. The limits here assigned are materially less than ... who appears to me to extend the Scythia of Herodotus much too far to the north. ..."
4. Herodotus: the fourth, fifth, and sixth books by Herodotus, Reginald Walter Macan (1895)
"The rivers of Scythia, Bk. 4, cc. 47-57. § 8. General resulta of the analysis of these various passages, § 9. Agreement and disagreement with the actual map ..."
5. Herodotus by Herodotus (1828)
"yond Scythia, is a journey of twenty days: according to my computation, a day's journey is equal to tu hundred stadia: thus the extent of Scythia, ..."
6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"The Greeks, who navigated the Euxine, and planted their colonies along the seacoast, made the gradual and imperfect discovery of Scythia ; from the Danube, ..."
7. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version by Herodotus, George Rawlinson (1880)
"ON THE GEOGRAPH Y OF Scythia. 1. Necessity of examining Niebuhr's theory of the Scythia of Herodotus. 2. The theory stated. 3. Its grounds' 4. ..."
8. The World in the Middle Ages: An Historical Geography, with Accounts of the by Adolph Ludvig Køppen (1854)
"Scythia.—Both Greeks and Romans embraced under the appellation Scythia all northern Asia, from the Volga to the eastern ocean, of which they knew no more ..."