Scythian «India» and Caucasian «Achaia»

Author(s):  N.P. Pisarevskiy, Dr., Voronezh state University, Voronezh, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 46, № 2

Rubric:  Topical issues of world history

Annotation:  A comparative study of different types of aspects of ancient history of Greece and India drew the attention of scientists to the similarities between the languages, material, artistic and spiritual culture of the ancient Greeks and Vedic arias. In favor of the former relationship of the two peoples is evidenced by the data of the ancient tradition of the regions of India, Achaia and" Aia land " on the Caucasian coast of the Black sea, which find their analogues in the mythology and epic poetry of Ancient India. Their consideration in the context of the history of the population of the Northern and Eastern black sea, Asia Minor, the Indian Peninsula and Balkan Greece on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach and taking into account the achievements of archaeologists, linguists and historical comparativistics shows that the only way to prove the reliability of the testimony of different types of sources on this issue is to clarify their historical basis (geographical, ethnic and social).

Keywords:  hydronyms, ethnogenesis, toponomastica, India, Colchis, Aia, the Caucasus, Achaia, Vedic Aryans, bluff, Peutinger table, Herodotus, Diodorus, Plutarch, Strabo.

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