Vol.16, No.1 | [Article] The Role of Slave Groups in the Link between Roman Lusitanian and the Mediterranean



This article focuses on the vital role of slaves and freedmen in the construction and preservation of Lusitania as a Roman province, with an emphasis on their contribution to establishing and maintaining the connection between Lusitania and the Mediterranean. Building upon the author's Ph.D. thesis, which specifically examines this topic, the study investigates the economic and trade networks enabled by Lusitania's maritime link. Through a comprehensive analysis of Latin epigraphy related to slaves and freedmen in the region, including their names, occupations, and sociocultural pursuits, this research provides insights into their significance in shaping Lusitania's development.