AN ANALYSIS ABOUT THE FOLKS LIVED IN THE BLACK SEA REGION AT THE ANCIENT AGES

Uğur Tuna KOCA

There has been a great civilization in the Black Sea region since the begining of the historical ages. When Hellens came and colonized the black sea with commercial purposes, they considered the region as a part of their homeland. Information about the people who was living in the black sea, has been obtained from Hellens. In this study; it is aimed to collect and examine the information about who lived in the Black Sea region in the ancient ages. In the introduction part, it is explained which people would be examinated. After that, past of the Black Sea region and the process of the Hellens’ colonization on the Black Sea region was explained. In the remaining, the people who living in the Black Sea region examined under titles. In the last part of the study, with the obtained information, a conclusion was succeded.

Keywords: People of the Black Sea Region, Ancient Greeks and The Black Sea Region, Ponthos, Colchis, Lazika