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The Land of Inachus

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An exploration of the geographic and hydrographic features of the Bosporus strait, and the ways in which they impacted on the lives of the inhabitants of Byzantium. This chapter investigates how the ... More


‘The First Greek City to which we have come’

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An investigation of Byzantium’s strained relationship with its Thracian neighbours, this chapter explores how the Byzantines tried to distinguish themselves from their barbarian neighbours through ... More


Explaining Byzantium

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Byzantium’s foundational tradition is notoriously confused and contradictory, but Megara is traditionally accepted as the first founder. Though Megara’s influence on the cults, institutions, and ... More


The Bounty of the Bosporus

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The fishing industries of the Bosporus are famous, and in this chapter the economy of ancient Byzantium is illustrated through an explanation of fishing and fish processing techniques in the region. ... More


Introduction: The Armpit of Greece

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An introduction to the themes explored in this book, the relationship between the Bosporus and the city of Byzantium, and the ways in which this book attempts to differ itself from previous work on ... More


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