What did Rome’s emperors do for Ostia, its economy and its enterprises?

What did Rome’s emperors do for Ostia, its economy and its enterprises?

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G.E. Rickman Lecture by Christer Bruun (Toronto).

An Ostian inscription from the reign of the emperor Hadrian honors the emperor because the colonia had been conservata et aucta. This lecture explores ways in which the emperors’ concern with the economy of the empire and the provisioning of Rome impacted on the town of Ostia and its inhabitants. It is normally taken for granted that the expansion of the harbour zone took place in general harmony: imperial investments flowed to ... Maggiori informazioni

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