Book 4

4.31 Those feathers I mentioned that fill the air north of Scythia? I think the Scythians are talking about snow.

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4.32 Nobody around Scythia has anything to say re. the Hyperboreans, but Hesiod and Homer  mention them (maybe: if Homer wrote the Epigoni).

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4.33 The Delians say the Hyperboreans send offerings to Delos. The gifts are passed along from nation to nation until they get to Delos.

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4.34 Delian girls and boys cut their hair to honor two Hyperborean girls who died at Delos. The hair is left on the girls' tomb.

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4.35 Two other Hyperborean girls, Arge and Opis, had come to Delos earlier, and the Delians had granted them various honors.

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4.36 So much for the Hyperboreans: I won't mention Abaris, who went around the world without eating. BTW world maps are inaccurate. In fact:

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4.37 The Persians' land extends to the Persian Gulf. Between them and the Black Sea are the Medes, the Saspires, and the Colchians.

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4.38 There are two peninsulas in this area. The first is Asia Minor, which thirty nations inhabit.

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4.39 The second peninsula contains Persia, Assyria, and Arabia, and it ends at the Red Sea.

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4.40 East of this, Asia is bounded by the Caspian and Erythraean Seas. It's inhabited as far as India. East of India it's uninhabited.

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