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The Black Sea, Paphlagonia, Pontus and Phrygia in Antiquity Aspects of archaeology and ancient history edited by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze with the assistance of Erguen Lafli, James Hargrave and William Anderson. xvi+356 pages, illustrated in black and white and colour. BAR S2432 2012. ISBN 9781407310312. £52.00 (No VAT). Buy Now

Contents: Mikhail Abramzon: A hoard of bronze Pontic and Bosporan coins of the reign of Mithradates VI from Phanagoria, 2007; Anna Alexandropoulou: The Late Classical and Hellenistic pottery of Sinope and Amisos; William Anderson and Abby Robinson: Marginal or mainstream? The character of settlement in Late Roman Paphlagonia; Sümer Atasoy: New exploration of the southern Black Sea coast: Filyos – Tios; Eka Avaliani: Ancient Anatolia: cultural mosaic, not melting pot; Lucreţiu Mihailescu-Bîrliba: Les Pontobithyniens en Dacie romaine; Thomas Brüggemann: Paphlagonia between Goths, Sasanids and Arabs (3rd-8th centuries AD); Ertekin Doksanalti and Güngör Karauğuz: The Hellenistic and Roman ceramics from field surveys at Devrek and its environs, west Black Sea region of Turkey; Şevket Dönmez: A new excavation in Pontus: Amasya-Oluz Höyük. Preliminary results for the Hellenistic period and Iron Age layers; Dimitris P. Drakoulis: Regional transformations and the settlement network of the coastal Pontic provinces in the Early Byzantine period; Cristian E. Ghita: The Pontic army: integrating Persian and Macedonian traditions; J.G.F. Hind: Milesian and Sinopean traders in Colchis (Greeks at Phasis and the ransoming of shipwrecked sailors); Monica M. Jackson: The Amisos Treasure: a Hellenistic tomb from the age of Mithradates Eupator; Güngör Karauğuz, Özşen Çorumluoğlu, İbrahim Kalayci and İbrahim Asri: A 3D digital photogrammetric model of a Roman ‘birdrock monument’ in the north-west region of Anatolia; Merab Khalvashı and Emzar Kakhıdze: Sinopean amphorae in Apsarus; Liudmila G. Khrushkova: Chersonesus in the Crimea: Early Byzantine capitals with fine-toothed acanthus leaves; Liudmila G. Khrushkova and Dmitri E. Vasilinenko: Basilica Lesnoe-1 near Sochi in the north-eastern Black Sea region; Sergei A. Kovalenko The Hestiatorion of the Chaika settlement in the north-western Crimea; Ergün Lafli und Eva Christof: Drei neu entdeckte Phallossteine aus der Chora von Hadrianopolis; Boris Agomedov and Sergey Didenko: Red Slip Ware in Chernyakhov culture; Iulian Moga: Strabo on the Persian Artemis and Mên in Pontus and Lydia; Kyrylo Myzgin: Finds of Roman coins of Asia Minor provincial mintage in the territory of Chernyakhov Culture; Alexander V. Podossinov: Bithynia, Paphlagonia and Pontus on the Tabula Peutingeriana; Jean-Louis Podvin: Cultes isiaques en Pont et Paphlagonie; Elena A. Popova and Tatiana V. Egorova: Investigation of the Late Scythian cinder heap on the site of Chaika near Evpatoria in the north-west Crimea; Annette Teffeteller: Strategies of continuity in the construction of ethnic and cultural identity: the lineage and role of Zeus Stratios in Pontus and Paphlagonia; Bruno Tripodi: Paphlagonian horseman in Cunaxa (Xenophon Anabasis 1. 8. 5); Gocha R. Tsetskhladze: The southern Black Sea coast and its hinterland: an ethno-cultural perspective; Maya Vassileva: The rock-cut monuments of Phrygia, Paphlagonia and Thrace: a comparative overview; José Vela Tejada: Stasis and polemos at Pontus in the first half of the 4th century BC according to Aeneas Tacticus: the Datames’ siege of Sinope; Fred C. Woudhuizen; The saga of the Argonauts: a reflex of Thraco-Phrygian maritime encroachment on the southern Pontic littoral; Luca Zavagno: Amastris (Paphlagonia): a study in Byzantine urban history between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; Elena A. Zinko: Peculiarities of the paintings of Bosporan crypts of the 3rd-6th centuries AD; Two Appendices: Pessinus in Phrygia: Brief Preliminary Report of the 2010 Field Season.
A History of the Greek City edited by Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos. iv+376 pages; illustrated throughout with maps, plans, figures, tables, photographs and colour plates. BAR S2050 2009. ISBN 9781407306261. £72.00 (No VAT). Buy Now

The present volume is an extension of the periodical Archaiologia kai Technes (Archaeology and Arts) 1997. The complete volume was first published in Greek in 2004 by the journal in association with Hermes publishing house, and now appears in an English translation. The subject of the special edition and of the present volume as follow-up is the ‘city’, as well as – more broadly – any type of settlement, regardless of size. The time-span covered commences with the first appearance of permanent settlements in Greece, during the Neolithic Age, that is from the early seventh millennium BC, and concludes with the metropolises and metropolitan areas of the country today. The geographical area covered encompasses Greece and the wider region of the Mediterranean and the Balkans to which Hellenic civilization spread at various times in its history. Contents: 1) The City, the Village and the Social Sciences (A.P. Lagopoulos); 2) The Prehistoric Settlement: Quantities and qualities (G.C. Chourmouziadis); 3) Historico-Geographical Views on the City and Urbanism from Prehistoric to Modern Times (M. Billinge); 4) The Neolithic Settlement: Space of production and ideology (K. Kotsakis); 5) Built Space and Neolithic Builders (G.C. Chourmouziadis); 6) Early Urbanization in Mainland Greece (D.N. Konsola); 7) Early Urbanization in the Aegean Islands (C.G. Doumas); 8) The Cities of Crete During the Minoan Age (C. Palyvou); 9) Representations of Cities in Aegean Art of the Second Millennium BC: Mute narratives of prehistory (C. Boulotis); 10) Habitation in the Mycenaean Period (S.E. Iakovidis); 11) The Settlements of the Dark Ages (N. Kourou); 12) City-Polis in the Late Geometric and the Archaic Period (A. Gounaris); 13) The City in the Greek Colonial World (G.R. Tsetskhladze); 14) Urban Planning in the Classical Period (W. Hoepfner); 15) The Hellenistic City (E.J. Owens); 16) The Religious and Political Symbolism of the City in Ancient Greece (A.P. Lagopoulos); 17) The Transformation of the Classical City in Greece during the Roman Age (C. Mantas); 18) The Transformation of the Hellenistic City in the Roman East (E.J. Owens); 19) Major Early Christian Ecclesiastical Centres in Macedonia (B. Aleksova); 20) The Early and Middle Byzantine City (N.K. Moutsopoulos); 21) The Late Byzantine City (T. Kiousopoulou); 22) The Religious Symbolism of the Byzantine City (A.P. Lagopoulos); 23) The Effects of the Turkish Conquest on the Cities of Asia Minor and the Balkans (N.K. Moutsopoulos); 24) Cities and Villages in the Early Ottoman Period (D.N. Karydis); 25) Greek Highland Refuges of Northern Greece in the Early Ottoman Period (N.K. Moutsopoulos); 26) The Rebirth of Settlements in Greece During the Late Ottoman Period (E.P. Dimitriadis) 27) The Greek City and Neoclassicism: Greek urban planning in the nineteenth century (P. Tsakopoulos); 28) The Greek City and Modernism: 1900-1940 (E.V. Marmaras); 29) Social and Urban Transformations Before and After the Asia Minor Catastrophe (V.D. Gizeli); 30. The Contemporary Greek City: Transformation trends in the spatial diffusion of urbanization (P.K. Loukakis).
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