Prof. Oriol Olesti-Vila, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, will give two papers on new research on Roman Spain:
Tuesday 4th March, 3 pm, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Lecture Room
Roman Land Surveyors in Spain
This paper will present some new information about the Roman land surveyors and the province of Spain, based on a newly discovered 9th-century manuscript published recently by one of Prof. Olesti Vila’s doctoral students, Ricard Andreu, which contains a totally new description of Roman Spain among a collection of agrimensorial texts.
Wednesday 5th March, 11 am, Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room
The Roman Pyrenees from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D.
This paper will discuss the results of new excavations and landscape surveys in the Cerdanya region of the Spanish Pyrenees, which shed new light on the military presence in the second and first century B.C., and on the early imperial period economy of the region, especially regarding the city of Iulia Livia, and evidence for gold mining in the region.