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Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage

Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage

Hardback J. Paul Getty Museum

By (author) Anna Trofimova, By (author) Yuri Kalashnik

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  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 292mm x 29mm | 2,028g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Monica CA
  • ISBN 10: 0892368837
  • ISBN 13: 9780892368839
  • Illustrations note: 293 colour & 3 b&w illustrations, 15 maps
  • Sales rank: 539,843

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The ancient Greeks were one of the most feared and respected sea-faring peoples of their era - they travelled widely and founded colonies in many far-away locations. One such area was the north coast of the Black Sea, where the Greeks traded and intermingled with the local Scythian population. "Greeks on the Black Sea" is a richly illustrated collection of essays that explore the Grecian archeology of the Northern Black Sea region and its history, culture, and art - including sculpture, pottery, gems, and jewellery. This volume presents an absorbing and intriguing look at an ancient world that was at once civilized and barbarian.

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Anna Trofimova and Yuri Kalashnik are both curators at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.