The Mediterranean was the center of the Roman Impire, and thus the islands played a very important role, particularly as the civilization was afraid of open-sea navegation.

This congress aims to study the particularities and similarities of the Mediterranean islands during the Roman age, and to analyse the possible consequences of isolation in each of them and the general features that characterise them during that period in contrast to the continent.

The congress will focus mainly on the inscriptional sources, but the use of any other evidence is also welcome.

During the congress, on 5-6 November 2015, alongside the papers presented by participants there will take place six lectures devoted to broader issues related to islands and navigation.

Silvia Tantimonaco,
Oct 23, 2015, 1:44 AM