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Greek Settlements in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea edited by G R Tsetskhladze and A M Snodgrass. iv, 129 pages, illustrated throughout with figures, maps, and drawings. BAR S1062 2002. Only available as e-version. £18.00. Buy Now

Proceedings of a conference of the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge and the Department of Classics, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, held in late 1996. The main of the seminar was to give as clear a picture as possible of the Greeks settled in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Pontus. The work also includes a further paper by Yasemin Tuna-Norling, not given at the seminar, that extends the picture of the reason.
The Bosporus: Gateway between the Ancient West and East (1st Millennium BC-5th Century AD) Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities Istanbul, 14th-18th September 2009 edited by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Sümer Atasoy, Alexandru Avram, Şevket Dönmez and James Hargrave. xxii+460 pages, illustrated throughout. BAR S2517 2013. ISBN 9781407311357. £62.00. Book contents pageBuy Now

The book consists of 49 papers and two Appendices. The themes covered are: Greeks around the Hellespont, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Western, Northern and Eastern Black Sea, and Relations with the Mediterranean World; Romans around the Hellespont, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Western, Northern and Eastern Black Sea, and Relations with the Mediterranean World; The Black Sea and Surrounding Regions in Late Antiquity and the Early Byzantine Period; and New Excavations and Projects. With a short introduction by John Boardman.
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. 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. 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).
The Culture of Thracians and their Neighbours Proceedings of the International Symposium in Memory of Prof. Mieczyslaw Domaradzki, with a Round Table “Archaeological Map of Bulgaria” edited by Jan Bouzek and Lidia Domaradzka. inc. VAT. xiii+282 pages; illustrated throughout with figures, maps, plans, tables and plates. English, French and German. BAR S1350 2005. Only available as e-version. £24.00. Buy Now

Papers from the Proceedings of the International Symposium in the Memory of Professor Mieczyslaw Domaradzki. Contents: 1) Urbanisation in Thrace (Jan Bouzek); 2) Pre-Roman Cities in Thrace and the notion of civic identity (Zofia Archibald); 3), Addendum on the inscription of Vetren: custom duties of the Odrysians (Louisa Loukopoulou); 4), Graeco-Thracian relations in the Upper Maritza valley (5th-4th c. B.C.) (based on epigraphic evidence) (Lidia Domaradzka); 5) The trade contacts of Pistiros during the second half of the 4th century B.C. (Valentina Taneva); 6) Die Metallerzlagerstätten im Pistirosgebiet (Daniela Katinčarova); 7) Investigation and conservation of finds from various materials excavated at Pistiros (Emilia Ivanova); 8) The Earliest Mycenaean pottery imports in Bulgaria (Stefan Alexandrov); 9) Le sud du Budgeac au Ier millénaire av. J.-C. (découvertes archéologiques et interprétations historiques) (Valeriu Sîrbu et al.); 10) The fortress walls on the Nebettepe, Plovdiv, before the establishment of Roman rule in Thrace (Vera Kolarova, Mina Bospatchieva); 11) A pottery group with Geometric decoration from a Thracian site at Koprivlen in south-western Bulgaria (Anelia Božkova); 12) Pithoi from the archaeological site at Koprivlen (Veselin Hadjiangelov); 13) Palaeobotanical and anthropological analysis from the Koprivlen site (Gotze Delchev district)(Tzvetana Popova); 14) Das antike Straßennetz im mittleren Mestagebiet (Peter Delev, Christo Popov); The Thracian settlement on the Tsarevets hill from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. (Bogdana Lilova); 15) Thracian tumuli in the Pazardzhik district (Nedyalka Gizdova); 16) The Mal-tepe complex near Mezek (Totko Stoyanov); 16), Tumular architectonic monuments from the present-day Bulgarian land (second half of the first millennium B.C.) and their relation to Thracian religion (Diana Dimitrova); 17), Problems of the social structure of the communities in Thrace and Illyria reflected in the burial practices of the 6th-4th centuries B.C. (Roumen Radev); 18) The horse in Thracian burial rites (Momchil Kuzmanov); 19) An attempt at characterisation of the slabs from the town of Razlog in the cultural-religious context of the Late Bronze Age in Bulgarian Lands (Svetlina Ganeva); 20) Cult places of the Thracians in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains (end of the 2nd-1st millennium B.C.)(Georgi Nekhrizov); 21) Contributions to the study of the Thracian cult practices of the 1st millennium B.C. in the Western Rhodopes (Alexey Gotzev); 22), Les depots d’offrandes du deuxième âge du fer dans le sanctuaire thrace de Babjak, le Rhodope Occidental (Milena Tonkova); 23), Das Heiligtum zu ebener Erde in einem der Türme der hellenistischen Festung beim Dorfe Bosnek, Kreis Pernik (Venetzija Liubenova); 24) The pit sanctuary at the village of Koprivlen (Darina Vulcheva, Stoyanka Dimitrova); 25) The Beykush Sanctuary of Achilles from the Greek Colonisation Period in the Lower Bug Region (Sergey Buyskykh); 26) Celts in Thrace? A reappraisal (Vincent Megaw); 27) The Celts and the northern limits of Thracian coinage in Central Europe (Mariusz Mielczarek); 28) “Der Schlaf von Orpheus” bei Thrakern und Kelten (Ivan Marazov); 29) Pontic notes (without notes)(Gocha R. Tsetskhladze); 30) Scytho-Thracian cultural contacts in the northwestern Black Sea Littoral (Eugenya Redina); 31) The Getae and Tyras in the Hellenistic age (Tatjana Samoilova); 32) The island of Thasos before written sources: recent investigations into the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Ages (Stratis Papadopoulos); 32) A new interpretation of the gold treasure from Dobroudja (IGCH 796?)(Boriana Rousseva); 33) Thracian coins from the Seuthopolis region recently acquired by the Historical Museum “Iskra” (Kosjo Zarev).
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