Cimmerians (simēr'eunz) , ancient people of S Russia of whom little is actually known. They are mentioned in Homer, but they emerge into history only in the 8th cent. B.C. when they were driven by the Scythians (see Scythia) from their former home in Crimea and came to the region around La...
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The Cimmerians were an ancient nomadic tribe who occupied the Tauric Chersonese (Crimea) and Asiatic Sarmatia (the country of the lower Volga). They are said, in pre-Homeric times, to have ravaged Asia Minor, and in a second invasion to have penetrated to AEolis and Ionia, and to have held possession of Sardis. A mythical people mentioned in the Od
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The Cimmerians or Kimmerians (Κιμμέριοι, Kimmerioi) were an ancient Indo-European people living north of the Caucasus and the Sea of Azov as early as 1300 BC until they were driven southward by the Scythians into Anatolia during the 8th century BC. Linguistically they are usually regarded as Iranian, or possibly Thracian with an Iranian r
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