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Sco'pasis

*Skw/pasis, (*Sko/pasis), a king of the Scythians, commanded one of the three divisions of his countrymen, when Scythia was invaded by Dareius Hystaspis. It was the body under the command of Scopasis, which, arriving at the Danube before Dareius reached it in his retreat, endeavoured, though without success, to prevail on the Ionians to destroy the bridge of boats over the river, and thus ensure the destruction of the Persians. (Hdt. 4.120, 128, 136; Just. 2.5.)

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