OT - Portus

Doug Brewer doug at alphoto.com
Fri Oct 2 18:32:09 EDT 2009


Bob W wrote:
>> 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

I was somewhat confused about that as well, having just done some study 
of the insulae in Ostia.




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