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Roman Port Networks in the Roman Mediterranean

The Roman Port Networks Project is a collaboration between 30 European partners, examining the connections between Roman ports across the Mediterranean.┬áThe project uses analyses of the co-presence of ceramics and marble to explore changing connections between Portus, Rome and selected ports in the Mediterranean at defined chronological periods throughout the imperial period. Continue reading →

Google Ancient Places

The Google Ancient Places (GAP) project is inspired by two questions: How can I easily find (and view) all the places mentioned in a classical text? And how can I find classical texts about a place I am interested in? GAP is a Google-funded consortium that uses the latest text mining methods to semantically annotate references to ancient places in the Google Books corpus. Continue reading →