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By David Braund, S D Kryzhitskiy

ISBN-10: 0197264042

ISBN-13: 9780197264041

The research of Olbia has continuously been set aside throughout the notable result of its excavations and the elegance of person unearths there. This quantity specializes in the interplay of town of Olbia and the inhabitants round it, embracing either the Scythian and the classical worlds. Chapters examine the growth of archaeology at Olbia, Herodotus' account of Olbia and its environs, interplay among Greeks and non-Greeks, and Olbia's state of affairs less than the early Roman Empire. supplying the chance to have interaction with probably the most urgent present concerns during this box, this quantity can be crucial interpreting for students and scholars engaged with the traditional heritage and archaeology of the Black Sea.

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We happen to know that the Dniester marked a boundary (albeit a porous one) between what we term ‘Thracian culture’ to the west and ‘Scythian culture’ to the east. It seems that on the lower Dniester in the late archaic period the ‘Scythian culture’ on the east bank of the estuary was more tractable and more open to agricultural settlement than was its ‘Thracian’ counterpart to the west. That is not to suggest, of course, that either culture was necessarily embodied in a single homogeneous political structure, though we are told of a Scythian king in and around Olbia.

34 (the) sacred light35 . . ) justly in Chalcene36 the women . . ) from there to Hylaea . . again the altars have been harmed . . of the Mother of the Gods and of Borysthenes and of Heracles . . after the shipwreck the slaves, having landed37 . . ) the priesthood of Metrophanes,38 he left the sacred . . and of the pine-trees . . ) are bad, and of the trees . . 200 . . the hunters of horses have found, with risks, men of Tyragetans (? )39 . . 32 Dubois 1996, 57 is attracted by the possibility of a poet (a hymnothete), but the more mundane and far more common agonothete seems more likely.

On that one can do no better than quote the comment made by V. V. Lapin as early as the 1960s: First and foremost, with regard to the thesis that ‘stone houses belong to Greeks, semi-dugouts to locals’, the conclusion is based upon finds of handmade pottery in the fill of semi-dugouts. But this same handmade ware is also found, in scarcely less a proportion, in the fill of stone houses! 62 On handmade pottery, Solovyov follows K. K. 63 Marchenko came to the conclusion (in view of the presence of handmade pottery in the assemblages of the lower Bug, in different shapes and with different decoration) that non-Greeks from the Geto-Thracian world and from the steppe and wooded steppe zones lived here permanently.

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