The article summarizes Greek and Roman knowledge of the farthest northern frontiers by providing a survey of principal sources for the researcher of classical antiquity, and the archaeologist.
The dissertation is intended to show whether it is possible for a Roman traveller to make a journey around the Roman world in the year C.E. 210, within 180 days, in a manner similar to that of Phileas Fogg, a character in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in Eighty Days (1874).
Because the Greeks and Romans, for all their inventiveness in other directions, are not widely acknowledged as builders of railways, the title of this paper may raise a few eyebrows.
The Romans prided themselves on their ability to embrace the very best aspects of each culture that they encountered. There was one culture in particular, however, that held their fascination: the Etruscans.
A study of the topography of Thebes is particularly challenging due to the serious dearth of archaeological evidence. Centuries of continuous occupation, a series of destructions including the nearly complete razing by Alexander the Great, and modern construction have obliterated or effectively made inaccessible much of the ancient topography.
The paper presents an attempted reconstruction of the route of the Roman road from Celeia to Neviodunum which has been interpreted in different ways in the literature on a number of occasions.
Ptolemy’s list of places in north Britain, arranged by tribe, may include both native sites and Roman forts. Unallocated fort names may have been added by Ptolemy to the list of what he thought was the appropriate tribe, possibly not always correctly…
The first part of this thesis is concerned with the assimilation of Pisidia into the Roman Empire, reviewed against a background of general expansion and development…The second part of the thesis is concerned with aspects of later Antiquity, beginning with the archaeological evidence for Christianity in Pisidia.
This thesis investigates the role which Roman artefacts played within rural settlements in North Britain during the Romano-British period. The possibility that Roman artefacts were used by native Britons as markers of prestige is explored through the presence or absence of Roman artefact types.