Ancient History Magazine 47

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In the seventh century BC, the Greeks began to colonize the Black Sea coast. There they encountered the Scythians, nomadic pastoralists who wandered the steppe. They lived side by side for centuries, creating a unique culture on the northern shore of the Black Sea.

Theme: Greeks and Scythians

  • Selim F. Adali, 'People from the world beyond - The Scythians'.
  • Christa Steinby, 'Explorers, geographers, and historians - Greek knowledge of the Scythians'.
  • John Brendan Knight, 'From steppe to sea and back again - Greco-Scythian trade'.
  • Adrienne Mayor, 'Mythology and history on the steppe - The Amazons'.
  • Benjamin Sharkey, 'Artistic interaction on the steppe - Greek gold in Scythian tombs'.


  • Owain Williams, 'Cleopatra Selene - Destined to rule'.
  • Denise Demetriou, 'Phoenician migrants in Ancient Greece - Phoenicians bearing gifts'.
  • Mogens Trolle Larsen, 'A commercial colony in central Anatolia - Ancient Kanesh'.
  • Manon Henzen, 'Experimental culinary archaeology - A Roman cake with no recipe'.
  • Ben Kolbeck, 'Supplying the army in late antiquity - Fabricae'.
  • Philip Matyszak, 'Pregnancy and childbirth in Ancient Rome - A dangerous event'.

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