Saumacus

Saumacus

 

the leader of the Bosporan Scythians who revolted in 107 B.C. A number of hypotheses have been advanced regarding Saumacus’ origin. S. A. Zhebelev maintained that Saumacus was a slave who grew up at the court of Perisades (Paerisades) V. During the revolt, Perisades was slain by Saumacus. With the suppression of the revolt by Pontic troops, Saumacus was taken prisoner and sent to Sinope.