Roman Province of Asia w. Dr. Julietta Steinhauer

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The seventh province of Rome was called Asia. Dr. Julietta Steinhauer, Lecturer, University College London, joins the show to discuss it.

Some topics explored

  • Etymology of the word Asia
  • What Romans called the province in contemporary times
  • The differences between Asia, Asia Minor, and the Anatolian Peninsula
  • A King bequeathing the region to Rome and what’s known about why
  • The region being provincialized in 129 BCE
  • Corruption that occurred
  • The province being a wealthy territory relatively speaking, and what contributed to this prosperity
  • Conflicts and wars regarding the province
  • Mithridatic Wars
  • Kingdom of Pontus
  • The office of Pro-Consul (Governor) in the province
  • Rome’s tolerance and policy around inhabitants in terms of religion and language
  • The Imperial Cult
  • The number of cities that were in Asia
  • A devastating plague that occurred in this period
  • The circumstances surrounding the end of the area’s provincialization

Listen to the episode

The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music.

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