Identity in Pontus from the achaemenids through the Roman period

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Student: SELİN GÜR



The Kingdom of Pontus ruled over the Black Sea Region from 302 to 64 B.C. and covered a large geographical area. From its foundation until the day it was destroyed, it hosted many cultures in its territory and tried to adapt to cultural changes throughout its history. The aim of this thesis is to examine the kingdom’s material culture in the light of the theoretical approaches to periods of cultural transition and to observe their effects on cultural identities. It also brings a theoretical approach to how social identities change during the process of integration. This study seeks to develop a better understanding of these changes to see if they were voluntary or compulsorily enforced by an intentional policy. Finally, it tries to comprehend how the changes were incrementally implemented into the society.