Jan 27, 2015 · The Cimmerians, in particular, were a group of Indo-Europeans that lived in the northern part of Caucasus and the Azov Sea, about 1300 BC. By the 8th century BC, the Scythians drove them southward and into Anatolia. The Cimmerians were considered Iranians while others referred to them as Thracians. Scythia from the late 5th to 3rd centuries BC. The Scythian state reached its greatest extent in the 4th century BC during the reign of Ateas. Isocrates believed that Scythians, and also Thracians and Persians, were "the most able to power, and are the peoples with the greatest might". In the 4th century BC, under king Ateas, the tripartite structure of the state was eliminated, and the ruling power became more centralized. HERODOTUS, SCYTHIANS, PERSIANS & PROPHECY By: William Finck Short Quotations May Be Taken From This Article, But Not To Edit The purpose of this exposé is to show how, if one is not familiar with secular history (of which much is found in the Greek Classics), one will not fully understand Scripture. The Thracians are well-known for their exuberant fighting spirit; but the history of a population is not built only on its wars and the exploits of its soldiers and leaders, as it is usually read in encyclopaedias and history books. Spread across Southeast Europe were groups of men and women who were highly skilled in working with refined ...Nomenclature. Greek Name: Θρηίκων. Latin Name: Toponyms: Cultural Notes. second biggest nation, after India,made up of many tribes including the Getae, Trausi, and those who dwell above the Crestonaeans.