Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2005

266 Pages

9 4/5 X 7 1/5 inches

ISBN: 9780859897464

Bookseller Code (06)

Scythians and Greeks

Cultural Interaction in Scythia, Athens and the Early Roman Empire (Sixth Century BC to First Century AD)

edited by David Braund

Liverpool University Press

Scythians and Greeks focuses on the ancient history of the northern Black Sea region: a major 'new frontier' of Classical studies. The book presents a series of engagements with key themes bearing on cultural interactions within the region, from archaic Greek colonial settlement (approx. sixth century BC) down to the region's inclusion within the Roman imperial system (first century AD). By bringing together contributors from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia, the book makes available material and ideas which are either wholly new or known only to a very limited circle of specialists. The particular focus is on the relationships which developed, in peace and war, between the local peoples of the region (conventionally termed 'Scythians') and the cultures of the classical Graeco-Roman world.


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