Ancient Ports: The Geography of Connections

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Ancient Ports: The Geography of Connections

Proceedings of an International Conference at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, 23-25 September 2010

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Kerstin Höghammar, Brita Alroth, Adam Lindhagen

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Boreas, no. 34

This volume contains 11 articles from an international conference on ancient ports in the Greek and Roman world from the Classical period to Late Antiquity.
The Graeco-Roman civilization was, to a large extent, built on a constant flow of people, goods and ideas between various parts of the Mediterranean. this volume treats the function, character and connectivity of ports in thhe Greek and Roman Mediterranean. The following topics are discussed: the role of river and sea ports locally, regionally and Mediterranean-wide; the freighting on rivers; the infrastructure of large harbours; the role of the hinterland; sea-routes; connectivity and the social character of harbour cities through time.