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==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
 
I've included Lalaith's note that the Wainriders seem to be a direct inspiration of a people named "Amaxoluoi" in Greek. However Lalaith doesn't mention the historical sources where Amaxoluoi are mentioned, and a Wikipedia or Google search doesn't return anything (at least with this spelling) other than Lalaith's article itself. I have found an online Latin text where "Amaxolii" are mentioned, and this only from a Czech or Polish site. I don't doubt that Lalaith has/had a wide range of studies and knowledge, but finding an external source would complement the article. And I find the lack of online sources weird. [[User:Sage|Sage]] 13:56, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
 
I've included Lalaith's note that the Wainriders seem to be a direct inspiration of a people named "Amaxoluoi" in Greek. However Lalaith doesn't mention the historical sources where Amaxoluoi are mentioned, and a Wikipedia or Google search doesn't return anything (at least with this spelling) other than Lalaith's article itself. I have found an online Latin text where "Amaxolii" are mentioned, and this only from a Czech or Polish site. I don't doubt that Lalaith has/had a wide range of studies and knowledge, but finding an external source would complement the article. And I find the lack of online sources weird. [[User:Sage|Sage]] 13:56, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
:Some scanning error in Lalaith's source: the name should be ''hamaxobioi'' "wagon-dwellers" (lat. hamaxobii), a Scythian people described by many ancient authors. --Tik 19:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
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:Some scanning error in Lalaith's source: the name should be ''hamaxobioi'' "wagon-dwellers" (lat. ''hamaxobii''), a Scythian people described by many ancient authors. Preferably Attican spelling with ''h'', but may also occur as ''amaxobioi''. --Tik 19:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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Inspiration

I've included Lalaith's note that the Wainriders seem to be a direct inspiration of a people named "Amaxoluoi" in Greek. However Lalaith doesn't mention the historical sources where Amaxoluoi are mentioned, and a Wikipedia or Google search doesn't return anything (at least with this spelling) other than Lalaith's article itself. I have found an online Latin text where "Amaxolii" are mentioned, and this only from a Czech or Polish site. I don't doubt that Lalaith has/had a wide range of studies and knowledge, but finding an external source would complement the article. And I find the lack of online sources weird. Sage 13:56, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Some scanning error in Lalaith's source: the name should be hamaxobioi "wagon-dwellers" (lat. hamaxobii), a Scythian people described by many ancient authors. Preferably Attican spelling with h, but may also occur as amaxobioi. --Tik 19:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)