Crimean Chersonesos: City, Chora, Museum and Environs

Overview

Chersonesos was a stunning city in the ancient world, a Greek colony of the 5th century, a Roman port and imperial base and a Byzantine metropolis bedecked with fine buildings and monuments. Yet, it has also been a well kept secret due to its proximity to the centre for Russias Black Sea fleet which has, until now, kept visitors and scholars away. The publication of this guide to Chersonesos pre-empts a fifty-year plan by the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos and the Institute of Classical Archaeology at ...

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Overview

Chersonesos was a stunning city in the ancient world, a Greek colony of the 5th century, a Roman port and imperial base and a Byzantine metropolis bedecked with fine buildings and monuments. Yet, it has also been a well kept secret due to its proximity to the centre for Russias Black Sea fleet which has, until now, kept visitors and scholars away. The publication of this guide to Chersonesos pre-empts a fifty-year plan by the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos and the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas, to explore and manage the site. This book brings to an English-speaking audience the wonderful history of Chersonesos, its monuments and environs over a two thousand year period and discusses its position as a highly influential city both in the Mediterranean and across the whole of Eurasia.

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Ancient West & East - J G F Hind
an attractive book, suited to the general reader,'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970887924
  • Publisher: Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: None Ser.
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors and Participants
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Presentations
Note on Translation and Transliteration
Crimean Chronology
Historical Setting
1 Tauric Chersonesos 1
2 Crimean Peninsula 11
3 Greek and Roman Chersonesos 17
4 Medieval Chersonesos 29
5 Decline to Rediscovery 41
6 Modern Crimea 45
7 From Warehouse to National Preserve 51
Monuments of Chersonesos
8 Ancient City Monuments 59
9 Chora of Chersonesos 121
10 Greek and Roman Galleries 135
11 Byzantine Galleries 161
12 Numismatics and Sigillography 175
13 National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos 183
Environs
14 Sevastopol 189
15 Historic Sites of Southwestern Crimea 193
Selected Bibliography 205
General Reading 224
Index 226
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