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Romans On The Crimean Peninsula.

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I have many times seen on maps of the roman empire that the crimean peninsula was part of it, but there is nothing about it on this page.

Now were can I find some info about romans in the crimean peninsula?

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The Romans never quite stretched all the way to the Crimean (Tauris) for any long, extended stay. It was home to various Scythian/Sarmatian tribes.

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The problem with the article is that it stresses the subject title, Roman Crimea. As Primus Pilus pointed out previously the area was never under secure occupation and represents a marginal frontier region. The article rather gives the impression of something more permanent (as articles often tend to favour pro-Roman arguments). I can't see anything actually wwrong with the information - just don't get carried away with assumptions.

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There were Greek cities in the Crimea and Taman peninsula as early as the 7th century BC. Diodorus Siculus says there was a kingdom which united several of them around 480BC.  It was conquered by Mithridates VI of Pontus and became a Roman client kingdom after his death in 63BC, sometimes with Roman troops for support.  Was it ever an actual Roman province?  There is a little info in the WIKIPEDIA article on "Cimmerian Bosphorus".

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Yes. The Crimea, or Taurica as it was known, was added to the province of Lower Moesia after Nero set a military expedition loose in that area, though his death brought the campaign to a halt.

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