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Rome and the Red Sea

The University of Pisa will house a conference entitled "Rome and the Red Sea: from Augustus to Diocletian" on October, 30th.


A conference focused on relations between Rome and the South Arabia during the Imperial age will be held at the University of Pisa, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere by Prof. Michael Alexander Speidel, from the University of Bern.

The analysis of the sources related to the expedition of Aelius Gallus in the Arabia Felix will lead to the in depth examination of the evidences about Roman presence and influence in the South Arabia.

The conference will be preceded by a two-day workshop, to which Prof. Christian Robin (CNRS-UMR Orient & Méditerranée) will take part,on October, 28th-29th, organized within the project DASI. Discussion will deal with issues of South Arabian chronology that the examination of the epigraphic material collected in DASI is pointing out.

Download the poster of the conference

For further information contact Dr. Alessia Prioletta

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