NEW EVIDENCE REGARDING THE PONTOS EUXEINOS CLIMATE IN THE HISTORICAL PERIOD* D.Y. AFINOGENOV Study of the fluctuations in the climate of the Pontic region - both in Ancient times and in the Middle Ages (reference to medieval material is essential, if for no other reason, than to help determine the approximate duration and frequency of such fluctuations) ought to occupy an important place in studies of the ecology of the Black Sea. Yet, for a long time now, no general works on this subject have appeared: evidently because it is assumed that all the scanty material available has been exhaustively examined. Yet in this field new discoveries are still possible, as can be eloquently illustrated by the small Greek text published below, which is devoted to a unique climatic phenomenon - namely the freezing over of the Thracian Bosporus in the 9th century BC. The extract in question forms part of a work with the following title: "Nar- ration concerning sacred and pious Images and how and for what reasons the Great1 and Holy Church of God decided each year to celebrate Orthodoxy in the first week of Lent" (to be referred to henceforth as "Narration on the
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2000
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