Sarmatian


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Sarmatian

[sär′mā·shən]
(geology)
A European stage of geologic time: the upper Miocene, above Tortonian, below Pontian.
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As Coisty cheerily chatted, posed and signed autographs for the punters he told them Sarmatian was expected to go very close.
However, it has been suggested by some authors that the legendary Celtic King Arthur was in fact Lucius Artorius Castus and his knights were the Sarmatian chief warriors.
Like the Sarmatian cavalry, many Germanic soldiers would marry and settle far away from their original community.
In AD175 the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, sent a large detachment of Sarmatian cavalry to Britain specifically to defend Hadrian's Wall from invading Picts.
The main man here is Lucius Artorius Castus (Clive Owen), the half-Roman, half-British commander of a Sarmatian cavalry unit whose orders from Rome are to hold off the barbarian Saxons who are invading from the north.
The elites of Polish Prussia forged an identity rooted in constitutionalism and an elective monarchy, as well as on Prussian, Gothic, and Sarmatian myths.
In sharp contrast to the Western European-idealised court-painting of the time, the Sarmatian portrait was distinguished by a totally realistic representation of the sitter.
In a typically Polish Sarmatian fashion, he argues that liberty is necessary to work efficiently and to develop one's full potential.
Sarmatian PN [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; not < *-ant-, contra Thordarson 1989a: 464), D [??]ar(m), I qarm "warm" < POss.
Today Southwell are racing on their Turf track and King Athelstan (2.00) will surely take a deal of beating after splitting Chai-Yo and Sarmatian at Aintree.