The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: Rome's Dealings with the Ancient Kingdoms of India, Africa and Arabia (by Raoul McLaughlin)


Author(s): Raoul McLaughlin

Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2014-11-19
ISBN-10: 1783463813
ISBN-13: 9781783463817
Language: English
Description: The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied
Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained
their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships
set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed
from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east
coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. Many
continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich
kingdoms of ancient India. Freighters from the Roman Empire left
with bullion and returned with cargo holds filled with valuable
trade goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense and… more…

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