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Taurica

 

(or Taurika), the ancient name for the southern portion of the Crimea, derived from the name of the Tauri. According to Herodotus, Táurica included the area from Cercinitis (Evpatoriia) to the Skalistyi (Kerch’) Peninsula.

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