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Askold Ivantchik lecture from the conference “Olbia in the Hunnic period”

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences


Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


presents a lecture from the conference

"Olbia in the Hunnic period"

The lecture is posted on the ArcheoTV channel on YouTube.
You can find it here



Askold Ivantchik



The Roman military presence in Tyras and Olbia in the light of epigraphic data



After the destruction by the Getae in the middle of the 1st century BC, Olbia lay in ruins for a long time, and was restored with the help of Rome in the early years of the 1st century AD. In 56/57, Tyras was incorporated into the province of Moesia; Olbia had never been formally part of the Roman Empire, but was dependent on it. Both cities had Roman garrisons consisting of the same units of the Roman army; they were withdrawn simultaneously in the middle of the 3rd century AD. The paper will present epigraphic documents testifying to the presence of Roman troops in Tyras and Olbia and identify common features and differences in the situation connected with the Roman presence in both cities.