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Colchis
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(Κολχίς; Kolchís, Lat. Colchis).

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I. Historical overview from early times

Area of the east coast of the Black Sea ( Pontos Euxeinos) stretching as far as western Transcaucasia, bordered to the north by the Great Caucasus and by Meskheti to the south. The favourable climatic and soil conditions (fertile river valleys, forests and a proliferation of natural resources) meant that advanced civilizations emerged in C. as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Kulcha is mentioned in Urartian docume…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), “Colchis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e618160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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