Roman Amphorae in Neuss: Augustan to Julio-Claudian Contexts [Paperback]

Horacio González Cesteros(Editor); Piero Berni Millet(Editor)

ISBN: 9781789690521 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Series: Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean Pottery | Volume: 12 | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 152p, H11.75 x W8.25, 7 tables, 49 figures (5 plates in color)
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Roman Amphorae in Neuss: Augustan to Julio-Claudian Contexts


The occupation of the territories on both sides of the Rhine was an enormous logistical challenge for the Roman military administration. In the last two decades of the first century BC, several territories were conquered or partially occupied by the Roman legions, establishing a large number of military camps around the Rhine and its important eastern tributaries. Most of these camps were occupied for short periods, depending on the march of the legions and the course of military events. In a location with good natural defences and communications with the Belgian hinterland, Neuss was one of the earliest points on the Rhine where the Roman military was positioned. The area was occupied—with some intervals—from 16 BC onwards by different legions as well as smaller units. This book provides an in-depth study of one of the most important archaeological artefacts for understanding the military supply along the German frontier: the amphorae. Deliveries arrived at the different military camps established in the intersection between Erf and Rhine from 16 BC until the Claudian principate. The study of this material is essential not only for understanding Neuss, but for further understanding of the whole Rhine and the logistics of the Roman army and its supply from very distant areas.

Table of Contents

1. Preface

2. Acknowledgements

3. Introduction

4. The amphora material already published

5. A general assessment of the Neuss material

6. Imports from the Iberian Peninsula

7. Imports from the Gallic provinces

8. Imports from Gallia Belgica and the Rhineland

9. Eastern Mediterranean Imports

10. Italian imports

11. African Imports

12. Appendix: Epigraphy

13. Neuss amphorae and their significance for the understanding of Roman imports on the Rhine

14. Future questions and contributions of the Neuss material for the understanding of the economic and social development of the north-western provinces of the Roman empire

15. Bibliography

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