Ancient Maritime World
The Ancient Maritime World takes a detailed look at maritime contexts of classical antiquity. It focuses on both the complexity of historical development as well as the underlying and determining factors in given cases. Early epochs such as the Mycenaean or Archaic times offered specific and, in many aspects, different conditions than, for example, the Roman Empire or Late Antiquity. And preceding socio-historical conditions, local natural space potential or technical know-how are just some of the other influencing factors. In any case, it is the sum of these diverse influences that led to the respective historical-cultural characteristics and to how classical antiquity evolved in general.
Institute of Classics
Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy