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H 290 x W 205 mm

348 pages

349 figures, 17 tables (colour throughout)

Published Dec 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803276205

Digital: 9781803276212

DOI 10.32028/9781803276205

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Classical; Roman; Black Sea; Archaeology; Tios; Tieion; Colonisation

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Tios/Tieion on the Southern Black Sea in the Broader Context of Pontic Archaeology

Edited by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Şahin Yıldırım

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Several papers focus on Tios (the Acropolis, the lower city and coin finds). Its place in ancient geography/cartography is considered before moving on to the indigenous inhabitants of the surrounding area, the immediate and greater region, then the Turkish Black Sea region, and outwards to the western, northern and eastern shores of the Black Sea.



Introduction: Tios (Tieion) in the Context of Black Sea Colonisation – Gocha R. Tsetskhladze (†) (with Şahin Yıldırım)

Tios in Ancient Geography and Cartography – Alexander V. Podossinov

The Acropolis Temple of Tios (Tieion) – Şahin Yıldırım

The Lower City of Tios: Finds in the Firebrick Factory Area – Sümer Atasoy

Coin Finds and a Partial Tetrarchic Coin Hoard from Tios (2015–16) – Edward Dandrow

Remarks on the Indigenous People that Inhabited the Region around Tieion/Tios – Manolis Manoledakis

A First Consideration of Roman Traces in Paphlagonian Hadrianopolis according to the Data of
2018–2021 – Ersin Çelikbaş


Restitutori Bithynia et Paphlagonia: Chasing Hadrian in the North Anatolian Fault Zone. An Overview – Ali Bora and Yasemin Bora

The Phrygian Kingdom: A Local Power or a Regional State? – Şevket Dönmez

Some Thoughts on Coarse-Ware Pottery of the Early Iron Age found in the Inönü Cave – F. Gülden Ekmen

Revisiting the Rock-Cut Tunnels in the Black Sea Region of Turkey – Emine Sökmen Adalı

Some Aspects of the Socio-Cultural Life of Roman Heraclea Pontica in the Light of the Epigraphic, Numismatic and Literary Evidence – Bülent Öztürk

Local Memory and Archaeological Surveys in Turkey’s Black Sea Region: The Case of St John Chrysostom’s Monastery in Bizeri near Comana Pontica – D. Burcu Erciyas and Polina Ivanova

New Evidence about the Monumental Architecture in the Temenos of Apollonia Pontica in the Archaic and Classical Periods – Daniela Stoyanova and Margarit Damyanov

A Breakthrough of Archaic Greek Transport Amphorae within the Getic Hinterland: The Case of Beidaud – Vasilica Lungu, Pierre Dupont and Sorin-Cristian Ailincăi

Early Greek Pottery in the Context of Settlements and Burials: The Northern Black Sea Region – Stanislav Zadnikov and Iryna Shramko

The House of Pythes, son of Pericles, in the North-Eastern Area of the Archaic Berezan Settlement – Dmitry Chistov

Sindoi: Written Tradition and Archaeological Data – Vladimir A. Goroncharovsky

Tarasova Balka in the Trans-Kuban Region as a Nomadic Sanctuary – Tatyana V. Ryabkova

New Material about an Old Archaeological Discovery: The First Mordvinovskii Barrow – Yuriy A. Vinogradov

Classical-Period Greeks and Locals at Pichvnari, Eastern Black Sea Area – Emzar Kakhidze

About the Author

Gocha Tsetskhladze (PhD Moscow, DPhil Oxford) was a classical archaeologist who specialised in ancient Greek colonisation and the archaeology of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Caucasia, Anatolia, and Central and Eastern Europe in the 1st millennium BC. He was the author of more than 250 books, edited volumes, chapters, articles, etc.; founder and series editor of the publication series Colloquia Pontica, now Colloquia Antiqua; and founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Ancient West and East. He organised many international conferences, congresses, etc., notably the International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities which he established in 1995. He died suddenly on 11 September 2022, aged 59.


Şahin Yıldırım graduated from the Classical Archaeology Department at Ankara University, where he also received his Master’s degree and Doctorate. He started his career in Edirne Archaeology and thnography Museum in 1998, serving as Museum Specialist and Deputy Museum Director. He has taught in the Department of Archaeology at Bartın University since 2016, He continues his archaeological excavations and research in many regions of Turkey, especially in the ancient cities of Sagalassos, Zeugma, Soloi-Pompeiopolis, Hadrianopolis (Edirne), Tios-Tieion and Satala.