Item description for Northern Pontic Antiquities in the State Hermitage Museum (Colloquia Pontica, 7) by John Boardman...
This volume, written by staff of the State Hermitage, one of the world's finest museums, publishes Graeco-Roman antiquities kept there. Much of the material has been unearthed during the museum's field projects in Berezan, Myrmekion and Nymphaeum. Many items are published here for the first time. In addition, there are new studies and reinterpretations of well-known material. The book also contains reviews and notes on new publications on the Black Sea from Eastern and Western Europe and North America.
The volume provides a good account of the manifold activities in which the staff of the Department of the History and Culture of the Ancient World, and of the Hermitage in general, are engaged. The book is very richly illustrated, with nearly 150 photographs, line drawings, maps etc.
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Sir John Boardman is Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, Oxford, and has been based at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, since 1955 Jasper Griffin is Professor of Classical Literature, University of Oxford, and Dyson Fellow in Greek Culture, Jowett Fellow, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Classics, Balliol College, Oxford. Oswyn Murray is MacGregor Fellow, Jowett Fellow, Jowett Lecturer, and Tutor in Ancient History, Balliol College, Oxford