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

Friday 10 November 2017, 18.30-19.30
BP Lecture Theatre

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. Chaired by Jonathan Williams, Deputy Director of the British Museum.


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

Friday 10 November 2017

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