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Black Sea (4th-7th century AD)

La mer Noire (IVe-VIIe siècle après J.-C.)

The cultural, military and economical middle ground and its representations

Une zone de contacts culturels, militaires et économiques, et ses représentations

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Published on Monday, March 09, 2015


Ce colloque se veut une contribution au décloisonnement des disciplines philologiques et archéologiques et au renforcement du dialogue entre chercheurs travaillant sur des périodes distinctes (Antiquité et époque byzantine), dans des pays étrangers (France, Allemagne, Italie, Autriche, Danemark, mais aussi de Turquie, Bulgarie, Roumanie, Ukraine, Russie), avec des méthodes et dans des langues différentes.



  • Anca Dan (researcher, AOROC);
  • Hans-Joachim Gehrke (emeritus professor, Freiburg / Berlin);
  • Alexander Podossinov (professor, Lomonosov University & Moscow Academy of Sciences).

Chairmen & Discussants

  • Prof. Alexandru Avram (Le Mans),
  • Dr. Patrick Counillon (Bordeaux/Paris);
  • Dr. Christophe Goddard (Paris),
  • Dr. Olivier Henry (Paris/Istanbul),
  • Dr. Stéphane Lebreton (Arras),
  • Prof. Eckart Olshausen (Stuttgart),
  • Dr. Vera Sauer (Kolding/Stuttgart)

Talks will be no longer than 15 minutes, discussions of maximum 30 minutes will follow. The languages of the meeting are French, German, Italian and English.


Monday, 23.03

room 235b

9.30-10.00 Coffee

10.00-10.15 Welcome address: Prof. Guillaume Bonnet (Deputy Director for Humanities in École normale supérieure, President of the scientific council of labex TransferS, Professor of Classics)

10.15-11.45 Introductory remarks

  • Prof. Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Freiburg im Breisgau/Berlin): The Black Sea Region and the Impact of Interdisciplinarity
  • Dr. Anca Dan (Paris): From Greek Periploi to Roman Itineraria: some observations on the descriptions of the Black Sea, in ancient and byzantine times
  • Prof. Alexandr Podossinov (Moscow): Some remarks to Pseudo-Arrian’s Periplus Ponti Euxini

11.45-12.30 Dr. Denis Zhuravlev (Moscow), Dr. Daniel Kelterbaum (Cologne), Dr. Udo Schlotzhauer (Berlin): Asian Bosporus in the Late Antiquity: paleogeography and  archaeological evidence

12.30-13.30 Lunch for the participants (Catering in the conference hall)

Chairman: Dr. Stéphane Lebreton (Arras)

Discutants: Dr. Patrick Counillon (Bordeaux/Paris), Prof. Eckart Olshausen (Stuttgart)

  • 13.45-14.30 Mariia Tymoshenko (Kiev): Navigation in the Black Sea, Northern Coast, 4th-7th centuries AD
  • 14.30-15.15 Dr. Klaus Belke (Vienna): Periploi and Portulans. Ports and shipping stations on the western part of the southern coast of the Black Sea, from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period
  • 15.15-16.00 Prof. Tønnes Bekker Nielsen (Kolding): Navigable Rivers in Northern Anatolia

16h-16h30 Pause café

Chairman: Prof. Eckart Olshausen (Stuttgart)

Discutants: Dr. Klaus Belke (Vienna), Prof. Michel Kazanski (Paris)

  • 16.30-17.15 Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis (Berlin): Byzantium on the Crimea
  • [Prof. Florin Curta (Gainsville Florida): Ethnicity in the Black Sea Area in the Early Byzantine Times]
  • [Prof. Andrej Vinogradov (Moscow): Some Notes on the Topography of Eastern Pontos Euxeinos in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium]

19.00 Dinner for the participants in Spirit Bar, 72 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris

Tuesday, 24.03

Salle Jean Jaurès

8.30-9.00: Coffee

Chairman: Dr. Olivier Henry (Paris/Istanbul)

Discutants: Prof. Eckart Olshausen (Stuttgart), Dr. Vera Sauer (Kolding/Stuttgart)

  • 9.00-9.45 Prof. Dominique Kassab-Tezgör (Ankara): The Economic Contacts of Sinope with the Other Centers of Black Sea between the 5th to the 7th centuries AD
  • 9.45-10.30 Dr. Andrei Opaiț (Iași/Toronto): Production, Distribution and Consumption of Wine and Olive Oil in the Pontic and Lower Danube Areas (4th-6th c. AD): an overview
  • 10.30-11.15 Prof. Mihail Zahariade (Bucarest): The 5th-6th Century Towns and Fortresses on West Pontic Seashorea
  • 11.15-12.00 Prof. Michel Kazanski (Paris): Peoples and Archaeological Sites on the Northern and the Eastern Coasts of the Black Sea, in the Time of Pseudo-Arrian: an overview

1212.00-13.30 Lunch for the participants (Catering in the conference hall)

Chairman: Prof. Alexandru Avram (Le Mans)

Discutants: Dr. Patrick Counillon (Bordeaux/Paris), Dr. Stéphane Lebreton (Arras)

  • 13.30-14.15 Prof. Klaus Geus (Berlin), Prof. Irina Tupikova (Dresden): The Coastline of the Black Sea in Pseudo-Arrian’s Periplus Ponti Euxini and Ptolemy’s Geography: a comparison
  • 14.15-15.00 Dr. Stefano Belfiore (Paris/Geneva): Arrian and His Pseudographs: the multiplication of a polygraph. Notes on the pseudepigraphic Periplus Ponti Euxini and Periplus Maris Erythraei
  • 15.00-15.45 Prof. Konstantin Boshnakov (Toronto): New Observations on the Dura Periplus-Map and the Pseudo-Arrian’s Periplus of the Black Sea

16.00-16.30 Coffee

Chairman: Dr. Patrick Counillon (Paris/Bordeaux)

Discutants: Dr. Stéphane Lebreton (Arras). Dr. Christophe Goddard (Paris), Prof. Alexandru Avram (Le Mans)

  • 16.30-17.15 Dr. Bianca Maria Altomare (Reims/Paris): Marcian of Heraclea and Pontic Geography: the ἔκδοσις of Menippus of Pergamum
  • 17.15-18.00 Dr. Veronica Bucciantini (Florence): One Thousand Years of Greek Space Representations: Byzantine minor compilations of Pontic geography (Περίμετρος τοῦ Πόντου)


  • Dr. Anca Dan (Paris),
  • Prof. Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Freiburg im Breisgau/Berlin),
  • Prof. Alexandr Podossinov (Moscow)

19.00 Diner for the participants in I Diavoletti, 73 r Claude Bernard, 75005 Paris

Wednesday, 25.03

Louvre Museum

conferences by Prof. François QUEYREL, Dr. Udo SCHLOTZHAUER and Prof. Stéphane VERGER for participants only


  • École normale supérieure, 29 rue d'Ulm
    Paris, France (75005)


  • Monday, March 23, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015


  • mer Noire, époque bysantine


  • Anca Dan
    courriel : anca-cristina [dot] dan [at] ens [dot] fr
  • Jean-Michel Colas
    courriel : jean-michel [dot] colas [at] ens [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Sophie Bono-Lauriol
    courriel : sophie [dot] bono-lauriol [at] ens [dot] fr


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