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History (4)

Foundation/Settlement of the place

The city of the Borysthenites

OLVIA (Ancient city) SARMATIA
So this is what he would do: he would lead the Scythian army to the city of the Borysthenites (who say that they are Milesians), and when he arrived there would leave his army in the suburb of the city, [4] while he himself, entering within the walls and shutting the gates, would take off his Scythian apparel and put on Greek dress; and in it he would go among the townsfolk unattended by spearmen or any others (who would guard the gates, lest any Scythian see him wearing this apparel), and in every way follow the Greek manner of life, and worship the gods according to Greek usage (Hdt.


It is a colony of the Milesians (Strab. 7,4,4).

By Greeks of Bosporus

TANAIS (Ancient city) SKYTHIA
On the river and the lake is an inhabited city bearing the same name, Tanais; it was founded by the Greeks who held the Bosporus.

Historic figures


Slimandros' wife, leader of Mytilinians who established the city the 3rd century B.C.

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