LECTURE: East of Asia Minor. Rome's Hidden Frontier

24 September 2015 18:30 to 21:00 | Ankara

The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH

A BIAA Lecture by Tim Mitford

This illustrated lecture presents the monumental evidence: fortresses and forts linked by strategic roads, bridges, glimpses of watch and signalling systems, with inscriptions, sighted coins, and navigation of the Euphrates itself.

Isolated by wars, instability, sensitivities about Armenians, Greeks and Kurds, language, and wild, remote mountains accessible only on horseback or on foot, Rome’s remotest frontier ran across eastern Turkey to the Black Sea. Fellow of BIAA in the early 1960s, Tim Mitford embarked on 50 years of fieldwork, continued throughout and after a career in the Royal Navy. 

Arranged in association with the Roman Society.

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