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Portus in the Economy of the Roman Mediterranean

Publié le 9 mai 2012

Nature du programme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project
février 2011-février 2014

Porteur du projet

University of Southampton
Coordinateur : Simon KEAY

Partenaires

University of Southampton
British School at Rome
University of Cambridge
Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma (sede di Ostia)
UMR7299, Centre Camille Jullian
UMR5133, Archéorient

Rattachement à la programmation scientifique

Axe B- La mer : navires, espaces portuaires, ressources, échanges
Thème 3 : Ports et espaces portuaires, entrepôts
Opération 3 : Portus et ses navires

Résumé du projet

This innovative new project will answer key questions about the changing roles that Portus played in Rome’s economic relationship with the Mediterranean between the second and sixth centuries AD. The prime focus of the research is a group of seven major buildings at the centre of the port, which were closely related to a key and enigmatic structure, the “Imperial Palace”. A first strand of this project will analyze the relationships and function of these within the port as a whole, and also seek to place them in the context of Rome’s broader economic investment in port infrastructure serving the City of Rome during the second and third centuries AD. A second will concentrate more closely upon the valuable, and unique, information that they provide about the changing scale of commerce activity moving between Rome and the Mediterranean throughout antiquity, as well as about the inhabitants of the port. It draws upon research on the excavated finds from the successful AHRC-funded Portus Project (2007-2011) (www.portusproject.org), as anticipated in the original application. The latter built upon the earlier magnetometer survey of the whole of Portus that was undertaken in the AHRC-funded project Roman Towns in the Middle and Lower Tiber Valley, and which was published in 2005.

- Le Centre Camille Jullian intervient sur le volet du projet concernant la navigabilité à l’intérieur de Portus, l’accessibilité aux quais par les divers types de navires et les problèmes de chargement et de déchargement des marchandises.