Communications and Mobility in the Roman Empire

Anne Kolb

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

Published in print November 2014 | ISBN: 9780195336467
Published online January 2015 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Communications and Mobility in the Roman Empire

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Classical Studies
  • Greek and Roman Epigraphy


Show Summary Details


Due to the size of the Roman Empire, communication routes, whether by land or water, were crucial to its functioning. The road system was a characteristic feature of Roman imperial rule and symbolized Roman power in a ubiquitous and visible way. Inscriptions are fundamental for understanding certain key aspects of transport and communication: roads and road building, milestones, the development and regulations of the cursus publicus, communication practices, and mobility and connectivity in the Roman empire .

Keywords: inscriptions; milestones; miliaria; communications; roads; road-building; bridges; cursus publicus; travel; geographical mobility; connectivity; Italy; Roman provinces

Article.  8544 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Epigraphy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.