Crimean History Pt. 1: Iphigenia among the Tauri
Here there have always been terrors
Ruins of Panticapaeum, Kersh, Ukraine. courtesy Wikimedia Commons
When they first settled the land they called Chersonesos Tauri, the Greeks were just beginning their explorations of the áxeinos Pontos, the Inhospitable Sea.
Winds off the Russian steppes churn the Black Sea’s waters into high waves, with no islands to break the swells. Frequently those …
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