Leonardo Gregoratti

Leonardo Gregoratti was educated at the Universities of Udine (Italy) and Trier (Germany). He has conducted research in Udine, Trier, Kiel and Bergen. Between 2013 and 2018 he collaborated with the Department of Classics and Ancient History of Durham University as IAS Fellow. His research interests include Roman History and Epigraphy and the history of Western Asia, in particular the Roman Near East, Palmyra, its long distance trade, and the Parthian Empire. He collaborated as classical historian with the archaeological missions conducted by Udine University in Syria, and now collaborates with Iranian colleagues. Leonardo Gregoratti was member of the project from 1 May to 31 July 2022.


10 Pages

The need for a third space, geographical and political spaces at the periphery of the Parthian and Roman empires: some preliminary remarks

A proposal for a new approach to the study of the roman-Parthian frontier is presented. Since the 1st century
BC the two large empires of rome and Parthia had faced each other for supremacy in western asia. along
the frontier, from the Persian Gulf to the Caucasus, a series of minor, formally independent political subjects,

35 Pages

The Indian Ocean Trade in Antiquity

The period from the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of the Islam (c. late
fourth century bce to seventh century ce) saw a significant growth in economic,
diplomatic and cultural exchange between various civilisations in Africa, Europe
and Asia. This was in large part thanks to the Indian Ocean trade. Peoples living