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Public and Private Functionalities in the Urban Spaces of Scythia Minor Province

Dr. Alexandra Dolea (ÖAI Wien)


Dienstag, 24. Oktober 2017 um 18 Uhr c.t.

Institut für Klassische Archäologie
1190 Wien, Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1. Stock, Seminarraum 12

The western coast of the Black Sea (Scythia Minor province during Late Antiquity) offers a great scientific research potential from prehistory until modern times. This lecture aims to present an overview of the ancient settlements of the above-mentioned region and their urban development. It will commence with addressing typical Greek and Roman city planning, while a special focus will be set on the Late Antique period (4th – 7th centuries CE) from the point of archaeological and historical sources. Furthermore, it will trace changes of the city plans and of the functionalities of buildings along with the review of various phenomena and concepts that include: encroachment, city-life, life-in-town, urban collapse. At this point one could raise a question whether there really is a continuous and general decline of the city all along Late Antique Scythia Minor or rather an adaptation to various changes, necessities and interests.


Forschungsschwerpunkt der
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Universität Wien
c/o Univ. Prof. Dr. Marion Meyer
Institut für Klassische Archäologie
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A-1190 Wien
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