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Modeling Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands$
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Ulrike Matthies Green and Kirk E. Costion

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056883

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056883.001.0001

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Cross-Frontier Interactions in Roman Europe, AD 100–350

Cross-Frontier Interactions in Roman Europe, AD 100–350

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(p.14) 2 Cross-Frontier Interactions in Roman Europe, AD 100–350
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Modeling Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands
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Peter S. Wells

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056883.003.0002

Following the Roman conquests in Europe west of the Rhine River in the 50s BC and south of the Danube in 15 BC, a frontier zone was established that was to endure for 500 years. Written sources yield limited information about interaction through merchant ventures and diplomatic missions. But archaeological evidence provides a vast amount of data about the geography, character, scale, and chronology of interactions between individuals and communities on the two sides of the border. Using the Cross-Cultural Interaction Model, this paper explores the evidence for interaction in four identifiable zones ranging from Roman bases on the edge of the empire through a frontier region and an outer rim to new centers established far beyond the imperial boundaries.

Keywords:   Rhine River, Roman base, Frontier region

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