Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

On the Urbanism of Roman Harbours: the Evolution of Space Organization in Harbours of the Aegean Sea

Abstract : This paper attempts an overview of the evolution of Aegean harbours in the Roman period. Most harbours were developed in earlier periods for the needs of the cities.Some of these, in the Classical and Hellenistic period, had a powerful naval fleet, housed in shipsheds built around the basins of closed, military harbours. Via some examples, the evolution of urbanism in this particular harbour area of the city will be illustrated, showing that while shipsheds and other military constructions went out of use after the pax romana, such areas developed in a different way, opening towards the sea and to commerce and meanwhile becoming a new monumental area of the city.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03561618
Contributor : Catherine Bouras Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 10:32:37 AM
Last modification on : Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 3:34:15 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03561618, version 1

Collections

EFA

Citation

Catherine Bouras. On the Urbanism of Roman Harbours: the Evolution of Space Organization in Harbours of the Aegean Sea. Häfen und Hafenstädte im östlichen Mittelmeerraum von der Antike bis in byzantinische Zeit. Neue Entdeckungen und aktuelle Forschungsansätze / Harbors and Harbor Cities in the Eastern Mediterranean from Antiquity to the Byzantine Period: Recent Discoveries and Current Approaches, May 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. pp.669-682. ⟨hal-03561618⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

2