The issue of the economic behaviour of ancient cities has been a controversial subject within the field of ancient economics. Although in the past three decades there has been an increasing amount of literature on ancient economic studies, hitherto only a small number of ancient cities have been studied to question the old and new approaches and determine the dynamics of the urban economy in the Roman World. Few monographs devoted to examine the economy of a particular city have come into existence. Therefore, this project intends to give an account of the old and new approaches to the ancient economy to delineate an appropriate perspective on the cases of the Galatian cities in Central Anatolia during the Roman period. The project examines the resources, self-sufficiency, commercial commodities, trading activities, mobility and the level of connectivity of Roman Ancyra, Pessinus, Tavium and Germa where excavations and surveys have been carried out. These case studies should encourage other case studies to reveal the dynamics of urban economies under the Roman Empire.
The Economy and Connectivity of Central Anatolia during the Roman Period
Area of research:
Ancient History, Ancient Economy, Ancient Numismatics, and Greek Epigraphy
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2022
AIAS-COFUND II Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow
This fellowship has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754513 and The Aarhus University Research Foundation.