Sukhumi

(redirected from Dioscurias)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Su·khu·mi

 (so͝ok′ə-mē, so͝oKH′-)

Sukhumi

(Russian suˈxumi)
n
(Placename) a port and resort in W Georgia, on the Black Sea: site of an ancient Greek colony. Pop: 134 000 (2005 est)

Su•khu•mi

(sʊˈku mi, ˈsu kə-)

n.
the capital of Abkhazia, in the NW Georgian Republic, on the Black Sea. 122,000.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
98) As communications with the Colchian garrisons at Hyssi Portus, Apsarus, Phasis, Dioscurias/Sebastopolis and Pityus depended on ships, naval facilities at these sites are to be expected, especially as Dioscurias and Phasis were major trading stations.
A classis Pontica, based at Trapezus and operating from Amasus in the west to Dioscurias or Pityus in the northeast would essentially be a classis Cappadocica, a typical provincial fleet, the naval extension of an imperial provincial governor's military command.
37, 264) - an act that would have taken him far beyond his provincia's terminus at Dioscurias (Peripl.