The eastern and southern frontiers of the Roman Empire, 1st–3rd cents. AD
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I. The eastern frontier of the Roman Empire, 2nd and 3rd cents. AD

Whereas on other imperial frontiers Rome had to defend itself against constantly shifting opponents, the foe in the region covered by this map was clear. Until AD 224 it was the Parthian Arsacids, and thereafter it was the Sassanids (see map The Sassanid Empire (AD 224-651)). This section of frontier was not protected with major fortification stru…

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Olshausen, E., “The eastern and southern frontiers of the Roman Empire, 1st–3rd cents. AD”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA212>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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