The Bosporan Kingdom from the 5th cent. BC to the 1st cent. AD
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The so-called Bosporan Kingdom established itself in the mostly Scythian-settled region on the north-eastern shore of the Black Sea (cf. also map C) after the phase of colonization, mostly by Greeks of Asia Minor (perhaps under pressure from the Lydians, later the Persians), from the 7th/6th cents. BC. The kingdom was a union of …

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Wittke, A.-M. and Posamentir, R., “The Bosporan Kingdom from the 5th cent. BC to the 1st cent. AD”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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