Book 4

4.51 The second river is the Tyras [Dniester]. Greeks called the Tyritae live at its mouth.

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4.52 The 3rd is the Hypanis [Bug]. It flows out of a lake around which wild white horses graze. For a part of its length it's brackish.

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4.53 The 4th is the Borysthenes [Dnieper], the largest after the Ister. This & the Nile are the only rivers whose sources I can’t identify.

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4.54 The fifth river is the Panticapes, which eventually joins the Borysthenes.

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4.55 The sixth is the Hypacyris, which flows through the territory of the nomadic Scythians.

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4.56 The seventh is the Gerrhus, which forms the border between the Royal Scythians and the nomadic Scythians.

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4.57 The eighth river, finally, is the Tanaïs [Don], which forms the border between the Royal Scythians and the Sauromatae.

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4.58 So much for rivers. By the way, Scythian clover produces more bile than any other. You can see this if you cut open dead Scythian cows.

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4.59 On to the Scythians' customs. They all worship Hestia, Zeus, Earth, Apollo, Aphrodite, Heracles, & Ares. Some sacrifice to Poseidon.

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4.60 When performing a sacrifice they strangle the animal with a rope, then skin it and cook it.

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