Portus in its Mediterranean context

Keay, Simon (2016) Portus in its Mediterranean context Acta universitatis Upsaliensis. Boreas : Uppsala studies in ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern civilizations, pp. 291-322.


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This paper is a first tentative step in the relationship between Roman Mediterranean ports. In particular, it draws together evidence from the ports of Rome and two provincial ports. Hispalis (Seville) and Lepcis Magna were chosen for preliminary analysis since they were especially important to Rome as sources of large quantities of olive oil during the 2nd century AD. Attention is drawn to better understanding what current evidence for the improvement of infrastructure at the ports of Rome and in the provinces can tell us about (1) the increased commercial capacity of ports in the Mediterranean, (2) the degree of coordinated planning by the state, (3) the volume of shipping passing between ports, and (4) economic integration across the Mediterranean.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0346-6442 (print)
Organisations: Archaeology
ePrint ID: 393074
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Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 13:51
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 03:25
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393074

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