I noticed on the Wikipedia article for Septimius Severus the map of the empire in 210 shows area around Odessa and Yuzhne. Did the Romans actually hold these areas as colonies or incorporated into a province at all? Or is Wikipedia messing with me?
It is, perhaps, a little easier to see the detail on this earlier map from the Wikipedia page on the History of the Roman Empire, showing the Roman Empire at its greatest extent under the Emperor Trajan:
- (Source Wikipedia)