Perceptions from Beyond: Some Observations on non-Roman Assessments of the Roman Empire from the Great Eastern Trade Routes

Journal of Ancient Civilizations 30 (2015) 117-149 (together with A. Kolb)
The paper offers an overview and short discussion of contemporary assessments of ‘the Romans’ and the Roman Empire in literary and documentary sources from the great Eastern trade routes between the Mediterranean Sea and Ancient China. The paper also proposes new interpretations of the sections on Imperial Rome in the Hou Hanshu and the Weilüe from ancient China


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