OT - Portus

Bob W pdml at web-options.com
Fri Oct 2 18:25:00 EDT 2009


> 
> Cotty wrote:
> > Hi gang,
> >
> > Had the privilege of a quick trip to Rome on Tues/Weds this week to 
> > film amongst the archaeological excavations at the ancient Roman 
> > seaport or Portus. I know Stan the Man is big on antiquity, as are 
> > some others - Gianco! -  so thought you might like a look:
> >
> > <http://www.seeingeye.tv/pages/portus.html>
> >
> 
> You have a very cool job.
> 
> I like how the Romans called their port Port

It is in a town called Ostia. I don't recall from any Latin books or
histories it ever being called Portus, so I was very confused when the
archaeologists described it as Rome's only port - I wondered how they could
have forgotten about Ostia. A little googling sorted that out.

Bob





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