). A great Scythian people (Plin. H. N. vi. 19
), who led a nomadic life over a great extent of
country, on the east of the Caspian, in Hyrcania (which still bears the
name of Daghestan), on the banks of the Margus, the Oxus, and even the Iaxartes. Some of them
served as cavalry and as archers under Darius Codomannus and Alexander.