By Julia Valeva, Emil Nankov, Denver Graninger
A spouse to old Thrace provides a sequence of essays that display the newly famous complexity of the social and cultural phenomena of the peoples inhabiting the Balkan outer edge of the Classical world.
• incorporates a wealthy and unique evaluate of Thracian heritage from the Early Iron Age to overdue Antiquity
• contains contributions from major students within the archaeology, paintings historical past, and normal heritage of Thrace
• Balances attention of fabric proof when it comes to historical Thrace with extra conventional literary sources
• Integrates a examine of Thrace inside of a large context that incorporates the cultures of the japanese Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and southeast Europe/Eurasia
• displays the impression of recent theoretical methods to financial system, ethnicity, and cross-cultural interplay and hybridity in historic Thrace
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In the Danube area fertile black earth prevails, similar to the Ukrainian soils; together with Moldavia east of the Carpathians and the valleys of Maritsa and Strandzha, these were the most fertile areas of Thrace. Mountains in the southern part of the Balkan peninsula now support fewer forests than existed in antiquity. With more forests in the Aegean Thrace water system and in nearby valleys the climate was milder and the temperature difference between day and night was smaller. There were more wild animals in the Balkans than now, but even during antiquity their number decreased.
A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Solid introduction to the history of the Black Sea region, with ample detail on geography. Gyuzelev, Martin. 2008. The West Pontic Coast between Emine Cape and Byzantion during the First Millennium BC. Burgas: Lotus. Thorough discussion of geography and archaeology of the southwestern coast of the Black Sea. Madzharov, M. 2009. Roman Roads in Bulgaria. Contribution to the Development of Roman Road Systems in the Provinces of Moesia and Thrace. Veliko Tarnovo: Faber.
20–21). If the Pistiros mentioned in the inscription can be identified with the Classical and early Hellenistic settlement at Adzhiyska Vodenitsa near the inscription’s findspot, then the inscription may furnish additional powerful evidence for regular, overland trade in Classical Thrace on roads. The apparent reference to goods arriving by wagon (according to a widely accepted restoration in ll. 25–26) may lend further support to this interpretation (cf. Hatzopoulos 2013, 17–19). 5 Imaginary Thrace10 The impact of physical geography on settlement life and networks of communication and exchange selectively addressed above may obscure the impact of this geography – and, often enough, the imagined inhabitants of those lands – on (non-Thracian) written sources.