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H 290 x W 205 mm

226 pages

55 figures, 2 maps (colour throughout)

Published Aug 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803275628

Digital: 9781803275635

DOI 10.32028/9781803275628

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Crimea; Tauric Chersonesos; Ancient Greece; Religion; Pontic Region; Polis Cult; Family Cult; Mystery Cult; Burial Cult; Pantheon; Archaeological Data; Epigraphy; Cultic Image; Temenos; House Shrine

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Greek Religion in Tauric Chersonesos

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Tauric Chersonesos was one of the prominent ancient Greek centres on the north coast of the Black Sea. This comprehensive study of the cults of the gods of the Chersonesan polis, firmly based on the available sources, sheds new light on the religious life of this ancient Greek centre at various stages in its development.





Chapter 1: History of Study, Sources and Methods


Chapter 2: The Supreme Gods


Chapter 3: The Pantheon of Chersonesos


Chapter 4: Family Cults


Chapter 5: Mystery Cults


Chapter 6: Burial Cults





About the Author

Tetiana Shevchenko is Senior Researcher and Head of the Editorial and Publishing Department at the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine. She is the author of a monograph, The Religious Outlook of the Inhabitants of Tauric Chersonesos (2011, in Ukrainian) and more than 60 articles, and is co-editor of three collections and an executive secretary of the journal Arheologia. She has participated in fieldwork at the main classical period sites in Ukraine: Tauric Chersonesos (2003, 2004), Tyritake (2009) and Olbia Pontica (2015), as well as directing her own archaeological project at the chora of Nymphaeum (2009). She obtained a doctorate in classical archaeology in 2009 and received the DAAD scholarship at the German Archaeological Institute in 2013.