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date: 09 August 2020

Euxine (‘the hospitable’), 

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

the Greek name for the Black Sea, evidently a euphemism. From a Mediterranean perspective, it was cold, very deep, not very saline, and prone to storms. It carried extensive trade both between its shores and with the Mediterranean world. Most Greek settlements around the Black Sea were established during the 6th cent. ... ...

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