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The Northern Black Sea in Antiquity
Networks, Connectivity, and Cultural Interactions

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Valeriya Kozlovskaya, Askold Ivantchik, Ilya Buynevich, Sergey Monakhov, Elena Kuznetsova, Sergey Vnukov, Angelos Chaniotis, Maya Muratov, Alla Buyskikh, Valentina Mordvintseva
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  • Date Published: September 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107019515

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  • The Northern Black Sea region, despite its distance from the centers of classical civilizations, played an integral role in the socioeconomic life of the ancient Greco-Roman world. The chapters in this book, written by experts on the region, explore topics such as the trade, religion, political culture, art and architecture, and the local non-Greek populations, from the foundation of the first Greek colonies on the North Pontic shores at the end of the seventh and sixth century BCE through the first centuries of the Roman imperial period. This volume closely examines relevant categories of archaeological material, including amphorae, architectural remains, funerary and dedicatory monuments, inscriptions, and burial complexes. Geographically, it encompasses the coastal territories of modern Russia and Ukraine. The Northern Black Sea in Antiquity embraces an inclusive and comparative approach while discussing new archaeological evidence, offering fresh insights into familiar questions, and presenting original interpretations of well-known artifacts.

    • Most chapters in this book summarize the results of the contributors' life-long research, rather than being a one-off exploration written specifically for this book
    • The material and the findings presented in most chapters are discussed in the larger framework of the ancient Greco-Roman world rather than just within the Black Sea region
    • Each chapter is based on a specific topic or a particular category of archaeological material
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    'The book, published in excellent graphical terms, adds to both the work that advances knowledge about the Black Sea and the studies on cultural interactions, contacts and exchanges that characterized ancient worlds. It would have gained clarity if connectivity, whose methodological advantages are perceptible in each of the articles, had been better defined in relation to the specific material of the region. Nevertheless, it is important to welcome the publication of this volume, which updates a constantly renewed documentation, illustrating the dynamism of the Pontic studies.' Madalina Dana, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107019515
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 184 x 23 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • contains: 90 b/w illus. 12 colour illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: 'Pontic networks' Valeriya Kozlovskaya
    1. The Greeks and the Black Sea: the earliest ideas about the region and the beginning of colonization Askold Ivantchik
    Part I. Harbors:
    2. Ancient harbors of the Northwestern Black Sea coast Valeriya Kozlovskaya
    3. Geological context for coastal adaptation along the Northern Black Sea:
    700 BCE–500 CE Ilya Buynevich
    Part II. Overseas Trade:
    4. Overseas trade in the Black Sea region from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period (based on amphora studies) Sergey Monakhov and Elena Kuznetsova
    5. Overseas trade in the Black Sea region and the formation of the Pontic market from the first century BCE to the third century CE Sergey Vnukov
    Part III. Political Culture:
    6. Political culture in the cities of the Northern Black Sea region in the 'long Hellenistic Age' (the epigraphic evidence) Angelos Chaniotis
    Part IV. Art and Architecture:
    7. 'Language of images' in the arts of the Bosporan Kingdom Maya Muratov
    8. Local architectural styles in the Northern Black Sea region (with a particular focus on the Ionic order) Alla Buyskikh
    Part V. The Sarmatians:
    9. The Sarmatians in the Northern Black Sea region (on the basis of archaeological material) Valentina Mordvintseva.

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    Valeriya Kozlovskaya
    Valeriya Kozlovskaya was a lecturer at Mount Ida College, Massachusetts. She has many years of experience working in the Black Sea region and has published articles on the archaeology of the Northern Black Sea.

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    Valeriya Kozlovskaya, Askold Ivantchik, Ilya Buynevich, Sergey Monakhov, Elena Kuznetsova, Sergey Vnukov, Angelos Chaniotis, Maya Muratov, Alla Buyskikh, Valentina Mordvintseva

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