Just who were the Scythians? Ancient accounts from Herodotus to Sima Qian

Friday 10 November 2017,
BP Lecture Theatre

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Historian, broadcaster and recent translator of Herodotus' The Histories Tom Holland joins historian of ancient China Frances Wood, author of The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, to discuss varying ancient accounts of the Scythians, from Herodotus in the west to Sima Qian in the east.

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Gold plaque of a mounted Scythian. Black Sea region, c. 400–350 BC. © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2017. Photo: V Terebenin.