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  • george knysh
    The reference to King Scolopithes (Gk) is in the second book (section IV) of Justin s rendition of Pompeius Trogus, where it is mixed up with the story of the
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      The reference to King Scolopithes (Gk) is in the
      second book (section IV) of Justin's rendition of
      Pompeius Trogus, where it is mixed up with the story
      of the Amazons. Here's the quote:
      "Sed apud Scythas medio tempore duo regii iuvenes,
      Plynos et Scolopitus, per facionem optimatum domo
      pulsi ingentem iuventutem secum traxere et in
      Cappadociae ora iuxta amnem Thermodonta consederunt
      subiectosque Themiscyrios campos occupavere. Ibi per
      multos annos spoliare finitimos adsueti conspiratione
      populorum per insidias trucidantur."

      BTW as to Leipoxais. I would be pleasantly surprised
      if you found a way to link the chap to the "oldest
      brother" of later legends. But even if you can't find
      the evidence, two out of three is not bad at all. The
      mythogenic continuity was certainly broken with the
      re-(?)establishment of the older brother's
      significance. So if "thunder, lightning, hammer etc."
      don't work for old Leipo- alternatives more in line
      with the specifics of the Scythian legend might.
      Something to do with agriculture, fields, earth, soil,
      in other words an "Aukhata" orientation (since Leipo-
      was their ancestor). Might one of the meanings of
      Sanskrit LIP- be at all relevant here?

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