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Ἀνάχαρσις). A Scythian prince, who came to Athens about B.C. 594 to pursue a course of study. He was a friend of Solon and a man of ability. On his return to his native land, he was killed by his brother Saulius. A number of aphorisms were ascribed to him, and he was said to have invented the bellows, the anchor, and the potter's wheel. A number of epistles of later date are falsely attributed to him. See Seneca, Epist. xc.

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