Scolotes

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Scolotes

 

the name the Scythians of the Black Sea coast called themselves. The term “Scolotes” appears in the work of the Greek historian Herodotus (fifth century B.C.). Some scholars, including S. A. Zhebelev, have suggested that the term applied only to those Scythians who tilled the soil.

REFERENCES

See references under Scythians.
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