Travel And Geography In The Roman Empire

Author: Colin Adams
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134581807
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The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military and civilians - travelled, or examined their geographical understanding in an era which offered a greatly increased potential for moving around, and a much bigger choice of destinations. This volume provides new perspectives on these issues, and some controversial arguments; for instance, that travel was not limited to the elite, and that maps as we know them did not exist in the empire. The military importance of transport and communication networks is also a focus, as is the imperial post system (cursus publicus), and the logistics and significance of transport in both conquest and administration. With more than forty photographs, maps and illustrations, this collection provides a new understanding of the role and importance of travel, and of the nature of geographical knowledge, in the Roman world,

Migration And Mobility In The Early Roman Empire

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Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004307370
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In Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire seventeen specialists in the fields of Roman social history, Roman demography and Roman economic history offer fresh perspectives on voluntary, state-organised and forced mobility during the first to early third centuries CE.

Travel Communication And Geography In Late Antiquity

Author: Linda Ellis
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754635352
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This volume brings together a number of papers which consider anew issues of travel, communication and landscape in Late Antiquity. This period witnessed an increase in long-distance travel and the construction of large new inter-provincial communications networks.

Transformationen Von Herrschaft Und Raum In Heinrichs Von Neustadt Apollonius Von Tyrland

Author: Lea Braun
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110601516
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Welche Rolle spielen Raumentwürfe für die Mikro- und Makrostruktur narrativer Texte? Wie werden mithilfe räumlicher Strukturen auch nichträumliche Konzepte codiert, und wie werden diese Raumentwürfe im Wiedererzählen von Antike zu Mittelalter transformiert? Die Studie analysiert die narrativen Raumentwürfe des Apollonius von Tyrland Heinrichs von Neustadt (um 1300) und seiner spätantiken Vorlage, der Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri aus raum- und transformationstheoretischer Perspektive. Sie diskutiert zunächst kritisch ein mögliches raumanalytisches Instrumentarium, das den besonderen interpretatorischen Herausforderungen vormoderner Texte gerecht wird. In Detailanalysen werden die Raumentwürfe beider Texte und die ihnen zugrundeliegende Raumordnung herausgearbeitet. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Techniken der semantischen Aufladung narrativer Raumentwürfe, die Funktionsweisen von Grenzen und der Zusammenhang von Raum und Figurenhandeln. Diese Untersuchungsschwerpunkte erlauben nicht nur eine Gesamtinterpretation des Apollonius, sie machen auch die engen Verknüpfungen von Raum, Herrschaft und Geschlecht sichtbar, die beide Bearbeitungen des Apolloniusstoffes wesentlich prägen.

Making Mesopotamia Geography And Empire In A Romano Iranian Borderland

Author: Hamish Cameron
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 900438863X
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In Making Mesopotamia Hamish Cameron examines the representation of the Mesopotamian Borderland as an inter-imperial borderland in Roman geographical writings of the first four centuries CE.

Studien Zur J Dischen Bibel Und Ihrer Geschichte

Author: Johann Maier
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311089498X
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The volume contains studies on the genesis of the Hebrew Bible and its function in the framework of the Jewish religion. In addition, it presents papers on individual Bible passages, which deal mainly with the self-representation and self-assertion of Judaism. Some of the essays had already been published, but have now been revised and updated.

Noscendi Nilum Cupido

Author: Eleni Manolaraki
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110297736
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What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt’s aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian “barbarism”. Set against history and material culture, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors reveal a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome’s increasingly diffuse identity while remaining a tantalizing tertium quid between Roman Selfhood and foreign Otherness.

Der Dux Mogontiacensis Und Die Notitia Dignitatum

Author: Ralf Scharf
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110193973
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The most important source for the situation on the Upper Rhine in Late Classical Antiquity is to be found in the Notitia Dignitatum, a register of all the offices and honours of the Late Roman Empire. The present book deals with one office in the Notitia, the Dux Mogontiacensis, the Commander for the Upper Rhine, residing in Mainz. In it, the author succeeds in re-determining the genesis and purpose of the Notitia. At the same time, this study is the first to meld the regionally-oriented German archaeological research on the Rhine regions in Late Classical Antiquity with studies on the Notitia working in the English-speaking tradition.

Pilgrimage In Graeco Roman And Early Christian Antiquity

Author: Jas' Elsner
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191566756
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This book presents a range of case-studies of pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman antiquity, drawing on a wide variety of evidence. It rejects the usual reluctance to accept the category of pilgrimage in pagan polytheism and affirms the significance of sacred mobility not only as an important factor in understanding ancient religion and its topographies but also as vitally ancestral to later Christian practice.