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Crimea, the Prize as Always

Crimea, the Prize as Always A guest post from William Dare, a retired university professor who lives in Thailand. History of Crimea, hegemon by hegemon Dear Colleagues, Starting in @500 BC here’s a real quick spin thru the History of Crimea, hegemon by hegemon: — Scythians — Greek Colonists  (major trading towns were Chersonesos, Balaclava, Sudak, and Kerch) — Kingdom of Pontus (Roman client state; Romans did build and garrison the complex of Charax, near Cherson) — Germanic Goths  (They build up Mangup, near Cherson, as a fortress cum trading center) — Black Huns (kept Goths in a state of…

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