SCYTHAE (Gr. S/ci>0ai), in Herodotus (iv. 1-142) and Hippocrates (De acre, 24 sqq.), a definite nation giving its name to Scythia (q.ii.) ; in later writers a general term for the inhabitants of that country without distinction of race.
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