Piracy in Asia Minor
Author(s) : Ossorio Rivas Alfonso Alvarez , (proofread.) Lees Christopher (13/3/2002)
For citation: Ossorio Rivas Alfonso Alvarez, (proofread.) Lees Christopher, "Piracy in Asia Minor", 2002,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=5746>
The current paper is an overview of the piratical activities in Asia Minor from the age of Homer through to Roman times. The notion and the causes of piracy are explored from their earliest appearance in the Homeric epics to the emergence of the pirate states along the Anatolian coast which threatened the commerce of the Roman Empire. Particular emphasis is given to Roman written testimonies.
Prehistoric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman periods
1. Piracy as social factor in written sources
2. Piracy in Asia Minor
2.1. The Ages of Homer
2.2 The Archaic period
2.3. The causes of piracy
2.4. The Classical, Hellenistic and Roman times
3. Piracy in Roman ancient sources
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