Maeotis


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Maeotis

 

(Greek, Maiotis), the name for the Sea of Azov among the ancient Greeks and Romans (seventh century B.C. to the fourth century A.D.), connected with the name of the local Maeotae tribes.

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Rather, the Achaei, Heniochi and Zygi probably migrated from the morass of different peoples around Lake Maeotis into the coastal strip of the northeastern Euxine and its mountainous interior in the area south of Gorgippia down to the northern edge of Colchis at Pityus.
To the same period belongs a fragmentary text discovered in 1985 at Panticapaeum recording an oration honoring a high Bosporan dignitary and mentioning success against the Psechani (east of Lake Maeotis), Scythians and Tauri besides negotiations with the Alans.
The saga of the white stag contains some historical truth as it points to the Maeotis marshes, which are near the Black Sea.