By Federico De Romanis, Marco Maiuro
Across the Ocean comprises 9 essays, every one devoted to a key query within the historical past of the alternate kin among the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean from Antiquity to the Early smooth interval: the function of the nation within the purple Sea exchange, Roman coverage within the purple Sea, the functionality of Trajan s Canal, the pepper alternate, the pearl exchange, the Nabataean middlemen, using gold in historic India, the consistent renewal of the Indian Ocean ports of exchange, and the increase and death of the VOC."
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Of silver, or hs 6,926,852. 3: 643–704 million sesterces). Sidebotham’s calculations (2011, 217–8) imply a much higher figure still, as he multiplies up the potential total value of the Hermapollon’s cargo on the basis that the itemised cargo in the Muziris papyrus may have formed only a small fraction of the ship’s total cargo capacity. 5 per cent). It looks as if the total State revenue for the empire may have been significantly underestimated by not taking due account of the revenues from trade, especially IndoMediterranean trade.
7 (Oxy. Lond. Lond. iv 1465 descr. ). -F. ), Paris 1809–1928). Modern work is represented by Bruyère 1966; Bietak 1975; Holladay 1982 and 1999ab; Redmount 1989 and 1995; Sonnabend 1999; and Cooper 2009. 10 The scholarly literature on the subject is growing: Posener 1938; Calderini 1940; Sijpesteijn 1963; Oertel 1964; Tuplin 1991; Redmount 1995; Mayerson 1996; De Romanis 2002; Aubert 2004a, 2004b, and 2013; Jördens 2007 and 2009; Trombley 2009, with a translation of documents from the Arabic period; Cooper 2009, with an interesting study of the landscape and archaeological remains of the canal in the Eastern Delta; and Sidebotham 2011, 179–82.
17 The forts, watchtowers, and marker cairns along their routes were substantially more conspicuous in the landscape than milestones. 18 By contrast, early and late Roman material is found along the route from Coptos to Berenice, with very little Ptolemaic pottery in the central section between Phoinikon and Dweig, and evidently the longer route from Coptos to Berenice was preferred over the route from Edfu in the Roman period. 12; cf. Brun 2003, 192. 15 Gates 2006, 318; Sidebotham, Hense, and Nouwens 2008, 46; Sidebotham 2011, 147–9.