Hic non finit Imperium Romanum. The concept of “no-frontier”
Aránzazu Medina González
The aim of this intervention is showing a new perspective of the Roman frontier concept. To that end, there are two main objectives. On the one hand, a theoretical review of the border‟s concept in which it will be analysed contemporary and ancient sources and its influenced on the researches about Roman frontiers. On the other hand, the proposal of a new notion: the “no-frontier”.
In order to achieve those purposes, this work has been divided in three main axes. In the first one, it will be done a global analysis of the connotations and ideas that the concept of „border‟ has generated such as linearism, materiality, militarism, barbarism, etc. In the second one, it will be done a study of the terminology used within this field and the frontier ideology of Greco-Roman authors. Finally, it will be presented the study case of the border between Baetica and Tarraconensis provinces, in Southern Spain, an example of a „no-frontier‟ concept.
Was Durostorum a seat of the governor of Moesia Inferior province?
The aim of this paper is on the base of the available epigraphical and archaeological data to answer the question was Durostorum a seat of the governor of Moesia Inferior province or not.
Three inscriptions where governors of the province were mentioned and a comparison with Pannonia where the governors had there residences in the canabae legionis were the evidence that Durostorum was a capital of the province according to some scholars.
On the other hand the building where the inscriptions were found does not meet necessary requirements of a residence of a governor as it is the case with other places.Besides no other inscriptions connected with the entourage of the governor or bricks with stamps of the units of his guards were discovered.That and examples from other Roman provinces lead to the conclusion that on this stage of knowledge it would be rashly to accept Durostorum as a capital of the province.