Vol.3, No.2 | [Articles] Wolf-warriors, the Argonauts, and the foundation of Trebizond



Trebizond (Greek Trapezus, Turkish Trabzon) is situated on the coast of the Black Sea, opposite to the actual Russian seaside resort Sochi, in the historical Pontic region or North East Anatolia (now Turkey). This paper tries to contribute to the tradition about the foundation of this city assuming a late Indo-European heritage feature playing a role as well as a deeper connection with Trebizond’s presumable second mother-city in Arcadia on the Peloponnesus. Passages incorporated containing some names and facts thought to be important are added.

Keywords : Indo-European (IE), Trapezus (Trebizond), wolfing, wolf-warriors, the Argonauts, foundations