Cherson, Crimea; “at the extremity of the Roman Empire”

Cherson had been a Byzantine port-city at the southwestern end of the Crimea that provided an important link to northern barbarian peoples, especially in terms of trade (e.g., furs, slaves, wax, honey, salted fish) and diplomacy. Continue reading “Cherson, Crimea; “at the extremity of the Roman Empire””

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