Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Hardcover | November 29, 2007

EditorDavid Braund, S. Kryzhitskiy

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The study of Olbia has always been set apart through the outstanding results of its excavations and the splendour of individual finds there. This volume focuses on the interaction of the city of Olbia and the population around it, embracing both the Scythian and the classical worlds. Chaptersconsider the progress of archaeology at Olbia, Herodotus' account of Olbia and its environs, interaction between Greeks and non-Greeks, and Olbia's situation under the early Roman Empire. Offering the opportunity to engage with some of the most pressing current issues in this field, this volume will be essential reading for scholars and students engaged with the ancient history and archaeology of the Black Sea.

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The study of Olbia has always been set apart through the outstanding results of its excavations and the splendour of individual finds there. This volume focuses on the interaction of the city of Olbia and the population around it, embracing both the Scythian and the classical worlds. Chaptersconsider the progress of archaeology at Olbi...

David Braund is a Professor of Black Sea History at the University of Exeter. S. Kryzhitskiy is Head of Classical Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:November 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David Braund: IntroductionS.D. Kryzhitskiy: The Main Results of the Excavations at Olbia in the past three DecadesS.D. Kryzhitskiy: Criteria for the Presence of barbarians in the Population of Early OlbiaS. B. Buyskikh: Contacts between Greeks and Non-Greeks on the Lower Bug in the Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCDavid Braund: Greater Olbia: Ethnic, Religious, Economic, and Political Interactions in the region of Olbia, c.600-100 BCStephanie West: Herodotus and OlbiaA.S. Rusyayeva: Religious Interactions between Olbia and ScythiaYu. V. Boltrik and E. E. Fialko: Trakhtemirov: A Fortified City Site on the DnieperN. A. Leypunskaya: Olbian-Scythian Trade: Exchange Issues in the Sixth to fourth Centuries BCN. A. Gavrilyuk: Social and Economic Issues in the Development of Steppe ScythiaBalbina Babler: Dio Chrysostom's Construction of OlbiaV. V. Krapivina: Olbia and the Barbarians from the First to the Fourth Century ADV. M. Zubar: Roman Military Units in Olbia