Professor Simon Keay explains the latest work being done to study the ports of the Roman Empire – in particular the massive site of Portus, the port of ancient Rome itself.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).
Lecture by Professor Dame Averil Cameron FBA, delivered on 19 October 2011 (venue: The British Academy). One of a triptych of lectures organised by the British School at Athens, with support from the British Academy, to celebrate the School’s 125th Anniversary. Byzantium has been difficult to accommodate in the narratives and historiography of Europe, yet in some ways Byzantium has never been more popular in the general imagination and the last few years have seen the publication of a large number of excellent handbooks, surveys and companions to Byzantium. For Greece and for the other countries with an Orthodox tradition, Byzantium has had a particular and at times controversial, place in national consciousness. This lecture will explore how some of these tensions have been and might be resolved.
Professor David Mattingly, Chairman of the Society, describes some of its activities and achievements in recent months.
John Bennet, Director of the British School at Athens, reflects on two different paths taken.