All Food Sails to Rome



Year of publication 2015
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This chapter is focused on the issue of grain supply in late antiquity to the city of Rome. Even in the fifth century Rome had to be supplied from overseas - mainly from the capital of Roman Africa, later capital of Vandal kingdom, the city of Carthage. Focusing on the question of how important was Carthage itself, the chapter uses archeological and written sources to determine (and compare with other North African city - Leptis Magna), if the harbour of the city was really important North African "annonary" center, or "only" commercial hub in the western Mediterranean.
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