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Scythae
(3,516 words)

(Σκύθαι/Skýthai).

I. Archaeology and culture

[German version]

A. Introduction; heartlands

Economic systems with a strong nomadic element developed from Mongolia in the east to the Carpathian Alps in the west during the 1st millennium BC. This led to the emergence of a characteristic material culture with defining features of striking similarity across great distances. As far as is known so far, armed warriors on horseback can be assumed to have emerg…

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Rolle, Renate and von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Scythae”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1115640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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