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L'Espace maritime égéen à l'époque impériale : les espaces et les activités portuaires de Pompée à la fondation de Constantinople

Abstract : The Aegean Sea as a smaller space of the Mediterranean is limited by several provinces, Achaia to the West, Macedonia to the North, Asia to the East et Crete-Cyrenaica to the South. This maritime spaces has been crossed at all times by a cabotage navigation and it seemed interesting to study the starting points, stops and arrivals of sea routes: harbours and their way of functioning. Thus, analysing a choice of harbour spaces from the Aegean, according to access to evidence (archaeological evidence is not often accessible, partially due to publications in process), enables us to express some conclusions as far as unity of the Aegean maritime space under pax romana is concerned. We have therefore divided the geographical area in several units. Starting with the harbours of the Aegean façade of Asia Minor, we analyse the harbours and installations of Rhodes, Alimnia, Cos, Samos, Miletus, Ephesus, Chios, Mytilene and Nisyros. Then, crossing through, the stepping stone of the Cyclades is approached through the study of Paros, Amorgos and Thera. As far as Greece itself is concerned, the Western limit of the Aegean can be studied through the harbours of Corinth : Kenchreai and Lechaion, the harbours of Piraeus, Anthedon, and Gytheion. In the North of Greece, the harbours studied are Demetrias and Lemnos, but mainly Thessaloniki and Thasos which are more active. The point is to study the architectural evolution of harbour spaces and how their installations are modified through times, during a period of several centuries when the great military fleets of cities disappeared making space for the commercial use of harbours.
Keywords : harbours
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C. Bouras. L'Espace maritime égéen à l'époque impériale : les espaces et les activités portuaires de Pompée à la fondation de Constantinople. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg; University of Ioannia, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-03557582⟩



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