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ROME AT SEA: THE BEGINNINGS OF ROMAN NAVAL POWER*

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Between the Battle of Mylae in 260 bc (when Rome defeated Carthage off the north coast of Sicily) and the Battle of Myonnesus in 190 (when Rome defeated the Seleucid navy off the west coast of Asia Minor), the Romans established naval domination over the whole Mediterranean. Scholars generally believe, for quite good reasons, that this process of naval aggrandisement began abruptly, the Romans having previously taken no interest in the sea. That, after all, is what Polybius quite clearly says.

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All translations from the Greek and Latin are my own.

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W. V. Harris , ‘The Development of the Quaestorship, 267–81 bc ’, CQ 26 (1976), 92106

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Greece & Rome
  • ISSN: 0017-3835
  • EISSN: 1477-4550
  • URL: /core/journals/greece-and-rome
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