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Published May 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


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Archaic; Classical; Roman; Black Sea; Archaeology; Epigraphy

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Peoples in the Black Sea Region from the Archaic to the Roman Period

Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity held in Thessaloniki, 21-23 September 2018

Edited by Manolis Manoledakis

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Contributions to this volume, covering all shores of the Black Sea, draw on a mix of archaeological evidence, epigraphy and written sources to explore the activities and characteristics of those that inhabited or colonised the Black Sea area, as well as those that visited, acted in, or influenced the region, from the archaic to Roman periods.



Introduction ;

North Black Sea ;
Greeks and non-Greeks in the BCOSPE Project – Victor Cojocaru and Lavinia Grumeza ;
Olbian Style Bronze Mirrors with Zoomorphic Handles from Mingachevir – Zaur Hasanov ;
Chronology of the Early Scythian Sites in the Lower Don Region – M.Yu. Rusakov and A.A. Rusakova ;
Greeks and non-Greeks in Contact: Commercial and Epigraphical Practices According to the Lead and Ostracon Letters from the Northern Black Sea – Madalina Dana ;
‘Barbarian’ Peoples of the Northern Black Sea Region on the Tabula Peutingeriana versus Literary Tradition – Alexander V. Podossinov ;

South Black Sea ;
‘Barbarians’ in the Southern Black Sea: The Extreme Case of the Mossynoikoi – Manolis Manoledakis ;
Roman Soldiers in Sinope – Lâtife Summerer and Perikles Christodoulou ;

West Black Sea ;
Quantitative Approaches to Epigraphy: Epigraphic Production in Thrace as a Mirror of Social Organisation – Petra Janouchová (Heřmánková) ;
Aegyptiaca Pontica: Old and New Evidence from the West Pontic Coast – Mila Chacheva ;
Consumers of Attic Pottery in the Western Black Sea Region – Despoina Tsiafaki and Amalia Avramidou ;
Inconspicuous Presence? Macedonians on the West Pontic Coast in the Early Hellenistic Period – Margarit Damyanov, Emil Nankov and Daniela Stoyanova ;

East Black Sea ;
‘Colchians Did Not Like to Write’: Reflections on Greek Epigraphy in the Eastern Black Sea Region and Its Hinterland – David Braund ;
The Other Greeks: The Achaei of the Western Caucasus – Ioannis K. Xydopoulos ;

General ;
Pontic Greeks and Locals: Subterranean Dwellings Once Again – Gocha R. Tsetskhladze ;
The Roman Naval Strategy in the Black Sea in the 1st-3rd Centuries AD. Some Preliminary Considerations – † Mihail Zahariade

About the Author

Manolis Manoledakis is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. He has participated in various research programmes and is the director of the International Hellenic University’s excavation in Neo Rysio, Thessaloniki. His research concentrates on the archaeology and ancient history of the Black Sea as well as central Macedonia, ancient topography and geography, ancient Greek religion and cults, Greek mythology in its historical context, and ancient Greek painting and vase-painting.


'Overall, this is a useful collection of papers offering much of interest to persons concerned with the history of the ancient Black Sea and its peoples.' – Stanley M. Burstein (2023): Ancient West and East 22