Title: Georgia in Antiquity : A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia, 550 BC - AD 562. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1994, ISBN:0198144733
Seller ID: 102553
BRAUND, David. Georgia in Antiquity : A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia, 550 BC - AD 562. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (1994). First Printing. Pp. (8),[vii]-xvii,(1),-359,(5). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This is the first full history of ancient Georgia ever to be written outside Georgia itself. It is alsoan introduction to the substantial archaeological work that has been carri ed out in Georgia in recent decades. The principal purpose of this book is to open up ancient Georgia for the world of scholarship at large. It is notonly the history of a neglected region, but also a sustained attempt to in form topics and issues that are more familiar to historians of antiquity: the myths of the periphery, particularly of Medea and the Golden Fleece; theCaucasus mountains and their passes; Greek colonization; the Persian, Athe nian, and Seleucid empires; Pompey's conquest of Mithridates' empire; the development of the Roman frontier in the eastern Black Sea region; Roman diplomacy in Iberia; the Christianization of Iberia; and Sassanian ambitions in Transcaucasia and Byzantine warfare there." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Imagining Georgia in Antiquity; 2. The Geography and Economy of Ancient Georgia; 3. Archaic Georgia: The Arrival of Greeks in Colchis (plus, The Early Coinage of Colchis); 4. Achaemenids and Seleucids in Georgia; 5. Mithridates, Pompey, and the Emergence of Iberia; 6. Colchis under the Principate; 7. Iberia under the Principate; 8. Between Romans and Sassanians: TheThird and Fourth Centuries; 9. War in Lazica: The Fifth and Sixth Centurie s.Very good in dustjacket. 50.00