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Published Dec 2016

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Black Sea; Greece; Iron Age; Roman; Byzantine

The Black Sea in the Light of New Archaeological Data and Theoretical Approaches

Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity held in Thessaloniki, 18-20 September 2015

Edited by Manolis Manoledakis

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The Black Sea in the Light of New Archaeological Data and Theoretical Approaches contains 19 papers on the archaeology and ancient history of the Black Sea region, covering a vast period of time, from the Early Iron Age until the Late Roman – Early Byzantine Periods.



Introduction (Manolis Manoledakis) ;

Houses of the Berezan Settlement: Some Observations on the Features of Archaic Residential Buildings (Dmitry Chistov) ;
Polish excavations at Tyritake 2008-2014. A small revolution in archaic architecture (Alfred Twardecki) ;
Some observations on defixiones from Olbia and Bosporus (Alexey V. Belousov) ;
Greeks in the Asiatic Bosporus: New Evidence and Some Thoughts (Gocha R. Tsetskhladze) ;
The Taurians in the Greek literary tradition (5th – 1st centuries BC) (Ioannis K. Xydopoulos) ;
Deukalion the Scythian (David Braund) ;

Searching for Nomads in Iron Age Thrace (Adela Sobotkova) ;
The emporion of Pistiros: Hippodamean foundation and market place (Jan Bouzek) ;
Βόρυζα πόλις Ποντική (Miroslav Ivanov Vasilev) ;
Votive and other pottery from a sanctuary of Demeter in Apollonia Pontica (Margarit Damyanov) ;
Adornments or amulets? Personal ornaments of Apollonian children in Pontic context (Mila Chacheva) ;
Apollonia Pontica (Sozopol, Bulgaria): the results of the Franco-Bulgarian archaeological mission (Alexandre Baralis, Krastina Panayotova, Teodora Bogdanova, Martin Gyuzelev, Dimitar Nedev, Kostantin Gospodinov) ;
Nemesis’ Cult and the Arena Spectacles. Evidence from the Black Sea Region (Georgia Aristodemou) ;

Excavations at Tios: 2006 – 2015 (Sümer Atasoy) ;
Sinope, new understandings of the early colony based on recent research at Sinop Kale (Owen Doonan) ;
The rescue excavation of the Hacılarobası tumulus (Şahin Yıldırım and Nimet Demirci Bal) ;
A Preliminary Study on the Roman Period at Komana (D. Burcu Erciyas and Mustafa N. Tatbul) ;

Coins from the Propontis and the Black Sea found during the Metro excavations in Thessaloniki (Anna Argyri, Ioannis Birtsas and Manolis Manoledakis) ;
Macedonia and the Black Sea in the era of Phillip II and Alexander the Great (Polyxeni Adam-Veleni)

About the Author

Manolis Manoledakis is Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. He has also taught at the University of Ioannina, the Democritus University of Thrace and the Hellenic Open University. He has participated in various research programmes and is the director of the International Hellenic University’s excavation in Neo Rysio, Thessaloniki. His research work concentrates on the archaeology and ancient history of the Black Sea as well as central Macedonia, ancient topography and geography of these areas, ancient Greek religion, Greek mythology in its historical context, and ancient Greek painting and vase-painting. He is the director of the two post-graduate programmes of the International Hellenic University’s School of Humanities, the MA in Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Studies and the MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia, funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. Every three years he organizes the International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity at the International Hellenic University.


‘Overall, this book provides the reader with fascinating new results of archaeological, historical and epigraphic research. Despite our relative scarcity of written sources and its depiction as an alien region in some Classical texts, the Black Sea was a thriving region that provides archaeologists with a wealth of data to compare or contrast Mediterranean contexts with. Whereas some contributions to the book might appeal more to a specialist readership of Black Sea archaeologists and historians, a number of papers will certainly interest scholars studying broader economic, political and cultural developments of the Ancient World. The book is, moreover, richly illustrated throughout with high quality images in colour.’Lieve Donnellan, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University (2019): Journal of Greek Archaeology