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Tauris is a landscape from the ancient world of legends.


In educational German, the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea is commonly assumed to be the ancient landscape “Tauris” (as in Goethe's Iphigenie on Tauris and in Gustav Schwab's influential sagas from classical antiquity ). As the original inhabitants were the Taurer , according to them, the ancient Greek sources called the Crimea "Taurian Peninsula" ( Chersonesos Tauriké ), or the "Land of Tauroi" (see. The tragedy of Euripides ' Iphigenia in Tauris ).

In ancient times , the geographical name “Tauris” was probably only used for the Dalmatian island of Šćedro south of Hvar in Croatia (according to N. Štuk, JJ Wilkes). For the land of the Taurians it should be a neologism of the 18th century ( analogous to " Doris " or " Phokis ").

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Individual evidence

  1. Kos, P., M. Šašel Kos, R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies: Places: 197544 (Tauris Ins.) . Pleiades. Retrieved October 21, 2013.