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Conference: "Rome and the Red Sea"

The conference "Rome and the Red Sea: from Augustus to Diocletian" (University of Pisa, October, 30th) has been an opportunity for fruitful discussion on Rome’s relations with the Red Sea basin and India during the Imperial age.
Prof. Speidel from the University of Bern illustrated the unexpected political, diplomatic, and military aspects of these relations on the basis of new or revised documentary evidence.
This evidence suggests that Rome consciously interfered with the long distance trade through military measures, physical protection, as well as diplomacy and treaties with the aim of establishing a secure and economically favourable environment around the Red Sea basin.
Click here to download the abstract of Prof. Speidel's lecture.