Trade routes in the Roman Empire (1st–3rd cents. AD)
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The map shows the most important connections of transregional and overseas trade in the Roman Imperial period. The patterns of long-distance trade shifted several times, and so accordingly did trade routes. This map shows the situation during the Principate (1st – 3rd cents. AD).

I. Maritime trading routes

The map shows only the most important maritime trading routes, and does not include coastal shipping. The maritime routes shown on …

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Fellmeth, U., “Trade routes in the Roman Empire (1st–3rd cents. AD)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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