Frontiers in the Roman World

Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Durham, 16-19 April 2009)


This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth workshop of the international network ‘Impact of Empire’, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists on Roman law from some thirty European, North American and Australian universities. This volume focuses on different ways in which the Roman Empire created, changed and influenced (perceptions of) frontiers. The volume is divided into five larger sections: the meaning of 'frontiers', consequences of frontiers, religious frontiers, shifting frontiers and crossing 'frontiers'. In this way, the volume pays attention to different kind of ‘frontiers’ within the Roman Empire, and to their importance for the functioning of the Roman Empire over a longer period of time.
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Pages: 363–378
Olivier Hekster is Professor in Ancient History at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is chairman of the international network Impact of Empire. His publications include Crises and the Roman Empire (2007) and Cultural Messages in the Graeco-Roman World (2010).

Ted Kaizer is Senior Lecturer in Roman Culture and History at Durham University. His publications include The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near East (2008) and Kingdoms and Principalities in the Roman Near East (2010).

Contributors: John Richardson, Jan Willem Drijvers, Stéphane Benoist, Kate da Costa, Dario Nappo & Andrea Zerbini , Richard Hingley & Rich Hartis, Arbia Hilali, Günther Schörner, Elena Muñiz Grijalvo, Fernando Lozano, Lucinda Dirven, Alexander Evers, Karl Strobel, Ariel Lewin, Frederik Vervaet , Toni Ñaco del Hoyo & Borja Antela-Bernardez & Isaías Arrayas-Morales & Salvador Busquets-Artigas, Pierre Cosme, John Nicols, Koen Verboven, Lien Foubert.
Fines Provinciae
John Richardson
The Limits of Empire in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus
JanWillem Drijvers
Penser la limite: de la cite au territoire imperial
Stephane Benoist
Drawing the Line: An Archaeological Methodology for Detecting
Roman Provincial Borders
Kate da Costa
On the Fringe: Trade and Taxation in the Egyptian Eastern Desert
Dario Nappo and Andrea Zerbini
Contextualizing Hadrian’sWall: The Wall as ‘Debatable Lands’
Richard Hingley and Rich Hartis
Recherche sur les frontieres de l’afrique romaine: espaces mobiles et representations
Arbia Hilali
Rom jenseits der Grenze: Klientelkonigreiche und der Impact of Empire
Gunther Schorner
The Frontiers of Graeco-Roman Religions: Greeks and Non-Greeks froma Religious Point of View
ElenaMuniz Grijalvo
Arx aeternae dominationis: EmperorWorshipRituals in the Construction of a Roman Religious Frontier
Fernando Lozano
Religious Frontiers in the Syrian-Mesopotamian Desert
Lucinda Dirven
A Fine Line? Catholics and Donatists in Roman North Africa
Alexander Evers
Zwischen Italien und den ‚Barbaren‘: DasWerden neuer politischer und administrativer Grenzen in caesarisch-augusteischerZeit
Karl Strobel
The New Frontiers of Late Antiquity in the Near East. From Diocletian to Justinian
Ariel S. Lewin
Reducing Senatorial Control over Provincial Commanders: A Forgotten Gabinian Law of bce
Frederik J. Vervaet
The ‘Ultimate Frontier’:War, Terror and the Greek Poleis between Mithridates and Rome
Toni Naco del Hoyo, Borja Antela-Bernardez, Isaias Arrayas-Morales, Salvador Busquets-Artigas
Les Bataves au centre et a la peripherie de l’Empire: quelques hypotheses sur les origines de la revolte de 69-70
Pierre Cosme
The Practice of Hospitium on the Roman Frontier
John Nicols
Resident Aliens and Translocal Merchant Collegia in the Roman Empire
Koen Verboven
The Impact ofWomen’s Travels on Military Imagery in the Julio-Claudian Period
Lien Foubert
All those interested in Roman history (also at the local level in communities in the Roman Empire), frontier-studies, politics and administration in the classical world, and the connections between centre and periphery within the Roman Empire.
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