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Herodotus’ stories about Anacharsis and Scyles: Scythians and xeinika nomaia (Hdt. IV.76–80)

Herodotus’ logos about Scythians and ξεινικὰ νόμαια – amusing and ominous, as is typical of him, yet insightful – consists of two stories about the sad lots of Anacharsis and Scyles; the story begins with a statement that Scythians shun practicing customs of other peoples, particularly those of Hellas; it ends as an adage asserting the initial statement: that is the way Scythians guard their customs (IV.76–80). Herodotus describes the barbarian neighbours’ attitude towards foreign and alien customs.

Несколько сюжетов на тему колонизации Северо-Западного Причерноморья

В статье рассматриваются некоторые проблемы греческой колонизации Северо-Западного Причерноморья. Две из них связаны с грековарварскими контактами. Это наличие балканских (фракийских) традиций в культуре архаической Березани, и вопрос о скифском протекторате над греческими колониями в конце архаической и начале классической эпох. Третья заметка посвящена взаимоотношениям между двумя крупнейшими полисами в регионе – Истрией и Ольвией.

Macedonia and Scythia – History Long of Ten Years

Interrelations between Macedonia and Scythia in the 30th years of IV cent.BC are discussed here. The decade of these contacts may be divide into 3  phases. Events of each of this phase had a military character.  First of them included the Scythian-Macedonian war 339 BC. Following was the North campaign of Alexander Great against barbarian tribes had been living in the Bas-Danube (335 BC).

Tsars and the tsarina of a Scythian royal Aleksandropol’sky kurgan (polo-age structure of buried)

According to V.G. Moiseyev's new anthropological polo-age definitions, skulls from the Central tomb of the Aleksandropol’sky kurgan belong to the man enough advanced age for 50 years or more ("tsar"), and the young woman at the age of 20-35 years ("tsarina"). Thanking these definitions the contradiction between structure buried and character of accompanying things is liquidated.   

Mirrors in the Burials of the Scythians of Herodot of the Northern Black Sea Coast of the Second Half of the Vth – IVth Centuries BC

The article is devoted to analyzis of a data set of 162 Scythian female burials of the Northern Black Sea Region of the Vth –IVth c. BC with mirrors distributed according to the location of the mirrors, taking into account the anthropological definition, the presence of weapons in the burials and the their dating. According to archaeological data, all burials with mirrors are defined as female, 37 cases is confirmed by anthropological definitions, which suggests that the mirrors in the Scythians of the second half mark female burials exclusively.