The development of the Roman provinces on the middle Danube (1st cent. BC – 3rd/4th cents. AD)
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I. The Roman Danube frontier from the headwaters to the influx of the Tisza

Two great river frontiers framed the Roman Empire to the north at the time of its greatest extent under Trajan (AD 98–117): the Rhine and the Danube.

The Danube was navigable by the flat-bottomed barges of internal trade all the way from near its head-waters to the Black Sea. Abundant inflowing Alpine rivers, such as the Hilaria/Iller, …

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Olshausen, E., “The development of the Roman provinces on the middle Danube (1st cent. BC – 3rd/4th 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 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA188>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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