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Roman fleets in the Black Sea : mysteries of the classis Pontica

  title={Roman fleets in the Black Sea : mysteries of the classis Pontica},
  author={Everett L. Wheeler},
  journal={Acta Classica},
The paper sketches what is known of the classis Pontica from its establishment in 64 with the annexation of Pontus until its disappearance in the 3rd century, when a Roman naval presence in the eastern Euxine vanishes. Trajan probably transferred the fleet's base from Trapezus to Sinope in conjunction with preparations for his Parthian war (114-17). The classis Pontica became the only praetorian fleet stationed in the Euxine. Its title Severiana may reflect distinguished service against… 
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