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Title: Contribución al estudio de la movilidad geográfica en la Gallia Narbonensis
Subtitle: El caso de los seuiri Augustales
Author(s): BARRÓN RUIZ DE LA CUESTA, Alberto
Journal: Latomus
Volume: 77    Issue: 1   Date: 2018   
Pages: 26-58
DOI: 10.2143/LAT.77.1.3284721

Abstract :
The group of the seuiri Augustales, composed mainly by freedmen and closely related to commercial activities, played an important role in the process of social and geographic mobility within the western provinces of the Early Roman Empire. In this paper, we analyse the epigraphic sources that document geographic mobility involving seuiri Augustales in the territory of Gallia Narbonensis. Travels within this province or between it and other territories are taken into account. This analysis allows identifying the cities that were the most frequent departure and arrival points of this kind of mobility, as well as the main maritime or land commercial routes followed by the seuiri Augustales. Epigraphic testimony shows that the course of the Rhône River was the most important axis of communication, though travels along the coast of Gallia Narbonensis and other, various, contacts with neighbouring provinces or the capital of the Empire are attested too.

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