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Scythians and Greeks

Scythians and Greeks
A Survey of Ancient History and Archaeology on the North Coast of the Euxine from the Danube to the Caucasus


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024877

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  • First published in 1913, Scythians and Greeks is a monumental work, covering the archaeology, ethnology and history of the region between the Carpathians and the Caucasus. Written evidence on Scythia is mostly from Greek sources, but archaeological evidence provides another picture of these nomadic tribes who moved west in about the eighth century BCE, coming into contact with Greeks, Persians and Egyptians. The book is particularly valuable for its research and bibliography on Siberia and Southern Russia, then less well known to western scholars, from where there are many excavated burials containing magnificent jewellery. Sir Ellis Minns (1874–1953) discusses the pre-history and ethnography of the Scythians, and their shifting territories, and also how they were viewed by outsiders. There is a full exposition on Scythian art and the influence on it of Greek art from the Black Sea colonies, and the book contains hundreds of illustrations.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024877
    • length: 820 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.93kg
    • contains: 364 b/w illus. 9 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Physical geography and natural productions
    2. Survey of the seas and coastline of Scythia
    3. Geography of Scythia according to Herodotus
    4. The Scythians, their customs and racial affinities
    5. Tribes adjoining Scythia according to Herodotus
    6. History of Scythia
    7. Pre-Scythic remains in Russia
    8. Scythic tombs
    9. Siberia and other countries adjacent to Scythia
    10. Scythic art and Greek art-works made for Scythians
    11. Art in the Greek colonies
    12. Representative Greek tombs
    13. Colonization and trade
    14. Tyras
    15. Olbia
    16. Cercinitis
    17. Chersonese
    18. Theodosia and Nymphaeum
    19. Bosphorus
    Appendix of inscriptions
    Coin plates

  • Author

    Ellis Hovell Minns

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