A Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of the Scythians or Goths; Being an Introduction to the Ancient and Modern History of Europe

A Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of the Scythians or Goths Being an Introduction to the Ancient and Modern History of Europe Purchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free Excerpt from book Section CHAPTER II textit f textit Whether the Scythians or Goths

  • Title: A Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of the Scythians or Goths; Being an Introduction to the Ancient and Modern History of Europe
  • Author: John Pinkerton
  • ISBN: 9781443281591
  • Page: 146
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  • A Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of the Scythians or Goths; Being an Introduction to the Ancient and Modern History of Europe

    Purchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free Excerpt from book Section 3CHAPTER II textit f textit Whether the Scythians or Goths proceeded from Scandinavia into Afia or from Afia into Europe HIS is a moft important and curious inquiry JL and, for want of fufficient attention to it, prPurchase of this book includes free trial access to million books where you can read than a million books for free Excerpt from book Section 3CHAPTER II textit f textit Whether the Scythians or Goths proceeded from Scandinavia into Afia or from Afia into Europe HIS is a moft important and curious inquiry JL and, for want of fufficient attention to it, prodigious errors have crept into the works of almoft all modern writers, even of the higheft account It muft here be premifed, that the term textit Scythians is often, by modern writers, ufed in a moft lax and indefinite fenfe but is never fo employed by the ancients, whofe ideas upon the fubject were accurate and diftincT Herodotus carefully diftinguimes between the Scythians and the textit Sarmatce In book IV c 57, he fays, that beyond the Tanais to the north are not Scytlue, but Sarmatse textit c 101 he mentions that the Melanchlseni a Sarmatic nation are beyond the Scythse twenty days journey, having faid textit c 20 that the Melanchkeni are not Scythse and textit lib IV textit c 117, he tells that fome of the Sar rnatse were taught the Scythic tongue by the s He alfo diftinguifhes the Scythians from the textit Celts and places the later far to the weft The textit Tartars were unknown to the ancients, till the Fifth century, when the Huns, who were Tartars, burft into Europe and Jornandes textit fufficiently marks the great difference between the Scythians and the Huns as we can at this day by comparing the large fhape, blue eyes, and fair hair, of a German, De reb Get c 24 textit De Hunnoram ixecranda origine Spe ceis pavenda nigridine, fed velut quaedam 11 dici fas eft le formis offa, non facies habcnlqiic magis punfta quam lu TOiria, fc with with the fmall ftature, fmali black eyes, and black hair of a Tartar Thefe differences are found in the other ancient writers, who fully knew that the Scythians were

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