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Title: ANCIENT WRITTEN SOURCES ABOUT BLACK SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND COASTLINE DYNAMICS: AN ATTEMPT AT AN OVERVIEW
Authors: Seplyarskaya, A.
Citation: Black Sea-Mediterranean corridor during the last 30 ky: sea level change and human adaptation (2005–2009) : joint meeting and field trip, IGCP 521 (Gelendzhik; Kerch, 8–17 Sept., 2007). – Moscow : Rosselkhozakademiya Printing House, 2007
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Rosselkhozakademiya Printing House
Keywords: ancient written sources
the North Black Sea coast
Herodotus
Xenophon
Polybius
Diodorus Siculus
Strabo
Pliny the Elder
Pomponius Mela
Tacitus
Arrian
Series/Report no.: ;C. 142-143.
Abstract: The Black Sea is a genuine and unique child of nature. It may be argued that descriptions in ancient sources of the nature, economy, and ethnography of the northern coast of the Black Sea are quite reliable. The Greek colonization of this region was large in scale and demanded accurate geographical knowledge. In the ancient geographies, the northern Black Sea coast is represented by more extensive historical evidence than any other part of Western or Eastern Europe. To begin, it must be said that Greeks were skillful navigators. They knew the shores of Black Sea very well - recall the myth about the roaming of Odysseus in the land of the Cimmerians, ancient inhabitants of the Black Sea coast (Kun, 2005). For 6000 years - a short period of history - the Black Sea has been known by several names. It was the Axine (Herodotus, Strabo, Polybius etc.), Scythian (Herodotus, Strabo), Euxine, Russian (Russian chronicles and Arabian sources), Blue, and even the Holy Sea. At the time, the Black Sea was unfamiliar, strange, severe, and dangerous for the Hellenes.
Description: Black Sea-Mediterranean corridor during the last 30 ky: sea level change and human adaptation (2005-2009) joint meeting and field trip, IGCP 521 (2007), Gelendzhik; Kerch Extended abstracts, 8-17 Sept., 2007 / Black Sea-Mediterranean corridor during the last 30 ky: sea level change and human adaptation (2005-2009) joint meeting and field trip, IGCP 521 (2007), Gelendzhik; Kerch ; Dating Caspian Sea level change (2003-2007),joint meeting and field trip IGCP 481 (2007); Gelendzhik; Kerch, RAS, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology . – Moscow : Rosselkhozakademiya Printing House, 2007 . – XXII, 178 p. : Fig. – (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP-INQUA) .
URI: http://dspace.onu.edu.ua:8080/handle/123456789/4728
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