The centrality of the city of Durres in Late Antiquity is historically marked by its election to provincial capital of Epirus Nova, following the reform of Diocletian, and by its strategic location that ensures the role of geographical and cultural hinge between the two parts of the empire, especially after the extension of the Via Egnatia to Constantinople. At this centrality corresponds obviously a cultural and commercial vitality well attested by significant discoveries, especially ceramics, and by appreciable structural evidence also monumental character, such as city walls, the amphiteater and the so-called Circular Forum.

Dyrrachium/Dyrrachion: trasformazione di una città adriatica nella tarda antichità

Sonia Antonelli
2014

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The centrality of the city of Durres in Late Antiquity is historically marked by its election to provincial capital of Epirus Nova, following the reform of Diocletian, and by its strategic location that ensures the role of geographical and cultural hinge between the two parts of the empire, especially after the extension of the Via Egnatia to Constantinople. At this centrality corresponds obviously a cultural and commercial vitality well attested by significant discoveries, especially ceramics, and by appreciable structural evidence also monumental character, such as city walls, the amphiteater and the so-called Circular Forum.
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