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Georgia in Antiquity: A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia, 550 BC-Ad 562 David Braund

Georgia in Antiquity: A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia, 550 BC-Ad 562

David Braund

Published September 8th 1994
ISBN : 9780198144731
Hardcover
384 pages
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The first full history of ancient Georgia ever to be written outside Georgia itself, this book also serves as a valuable introduction to the substantial archaeological work that has been carried out there in recent decades. Designed to open upMoreThe first full history of ancient Georgia ever to be written outside Georgia itself, this book also serves as a valuable introduction to the substantial archaeological work that has been carried out there in recent decades. Designed to open up ancient Georgia for the world of scholarship at large, it is not only a history of a neglected region, but also a sustained attempt to inform topics and issues that are more familiar to the historians of antiquity. Examples include myths of the periphery- Caucasian mountains and their passes- Greek colonization- the Persian, Athenian, and Selecuid empires- Pompeys conquest of Mithridates empire- the development of the Roman frontier in the eastern Black Sea region- Roman diplomacy in Iberia- the Christianization of Iberia- Sassanian ambitions in Transcaucasia- and Byzantine warfare there.