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Aspects of ancient ‘globalization’: The Impact of Indo-Roman trade



Aspects of ancient ‘globalization’: The Impact of Indo-Roman trade

Moving from the exhibition “Pompei a Roman city” held at the Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 6 February-5 September 2016), the Italian Cultural Institute will reveal a rich program of conferences (24 May-December 2016) on the excellence of the Italian art of preserving and restoring the antiquities and of the knowledge about the Roman civilization, on historical and archaeological heritage and Latin documentary.
The Institute is pleased to present a lecture by Prof. Federico De Romanis.

November 30, 2016,4pm - McGill University - Leacock 738 - Presentation will be in English. Free admission             Hosted by Classical Studies and Global Antiquities

Indo-Roman trade had a palpable impact on the daily life, economy and culture of both the Roman Empire and ancient India. The lecture will review the organization of the trade, the patterns of consumption of foreign commodities, and the cultural consequences of this commercial intercourse.

Federico De Romanis earned his laurea at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and his doctorate at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici in San Marino. He was a Fellow at the Istituto Italiano di Studi Storici (Naples, Italy) and at the Italian Academy for Advanced Study in America (Columbia University, New York), and visiting professor at the Kerala Council for Historical Research (Trivandrum, Kerala, India). He has taught at the Universities of Catania and Viterbo and is currently Associate Professor of Roman History at the University “Tor Vergata”, Rome. His research focuses on ancient trade (specializing in Indian Ocean trade) and on grain consumption in ancient Rome. Apart from numerous essays and articles, his publications include Cassia, cinnamomo, ossidiana. Uomini e merci tra Oceano Indiano e Mediterraneo (Rome 1996, reprinted in 2006). He is also co-editor of and contributor to Crossings: Early Mediterranean Contacts with India (New Delhi 1997); Dal denarius al dinar. L'Oriente e la moneta romana. Atti dell'Incontro di studio, Roma, 16-18 settembre 2004, Studi e materiali 12 (Roma 2006); and Across the Ocean. Nine Chapters on Indo-Mediterranean Trade (Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition, Leiden/Boston, Brill 2015).


Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: At 4:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : McGill University - Classical Studies and Global A

Entrance : Free


McGill, University Leacock 738