The maritime world of ancient Rome : proceedings of "The Maritime World of Ancient Rome" conference held at the American Academy in Rome, 27-29 March 2003
- edited by Robert L. Hohlfelder.
- Ann Arbor, Mich. : Published for the American Academy in Rome by the University of Michigan Press, 2008
- Physical description
- x, 341 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
- Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. Supplementary volume ; 6.
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- Includes bibliographical references.
- Plenary address: Ports, ships, and power in the Roman world / Geoffrey Rickman
- 1. Ships and shipping in the Roman world. Roman shipbeds / David Blackman
- Cosa and deep sea exploration / Anna Marguerite McCann
- Roman shipbeds and Roman ships / Boris Rankov
- 2. Maritime life and commerce. Rome's contributions to the development of piracy / Philip de Souza
- Recent archaeological survey at Portus / Simon Keay, Martin Millett, and Kristian Strutt
- Imports at Ostia in the Imperial Period and late antiquity: the amphora evidence from the DAI-AAR excavations / Archer Martin
- Testing the waters: the role of sounding weights in ancient Mediterranean navigation / John Peter Oleson
- Artifact distributions and wreck locations: the archaeology of Roman commerce / A.J. Parker
- Ochlos Nautikos: leisure culture and underclass discontent in the Roman maritime world / Nicholas K. Raub, Matthew J. Dillon, and T. Davina McClain
- 3. Harbors of the Roman world. Roman structures in the sea: Sebastos, the Herodian harbor of Caesarea / Christopher J. Brandon
- Protection and conservation of ancient harbor structures in Tuscany: two examples on the coast of Grosseto / Pamela Gambogi
- Cosa's hydraulic concrete: towards a revised chronology / Elaine K. Gazda
- Response to "Cosa's hydraulic concrete: towards a revised chronology" / by E.K. Gazda
- The Roman maritime concrete study: a brief summary of fieldwork from 2002 to 2005 / Robert L. Hohlfelder, Chris Brandon, and J.P. Oleson
- Archaeological evidence for ships and harbor facilities at Berenike (Red Sea Coast), Egypt / Steven E. Sidebotham
- The expansion of triumphal imagery beyond Rome: imperial monuments at the harbors of Ostia and Lepcis Magna / Steven L. Tuck.
It was not until the 3rd century BC that geopolitical realities beyond Italy forced Rome to recognize the importance of the sea to its own fate. Two centuries later, following the fall of Egypt in 30 BC, Rome emerged as the dominant maritime power. Once in place, Rome's dominance of the sea became an important component of its imperial history. No other power before or since has controlled the Mediterranean basin or exercised an imperial naval tenure to such an extent. With contributions from eminent scholars from around the world, this volume builds upon and extends the scope of the American Academy in Rome's first volume on Rome's maritime life, "The Seaborne Commerce of Ancient Rome: Studies in Archaeology and History".
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- Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome. Supplementary volume ; 6
- 9780472115815 (hbk.)
- 0472115812 (hbk.)
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