The Theodosian Wall at Carthage: A Preliminary Review
Abstract: Around the year 425 CE, the Roman city of Carthage faced the threat of a Vandal invasion. In response to this threat, the Theodosian Wall was constructed in a 9.5 km circuit around the urban grid of the city. The following study reviews the remaining textual and archaeological evidence concerning the Theodosian Wall at Carthage to create a gazetteer and new reconstruction of the line of ... read morethe wall. In order to understand the context of the Theodosian Wall's construction and repairs, contemporary fortifications from other cities across the Roman Empire are examined for similarities and differences in their constructions and renovations. This study also surveys the possibility of future work along the line of the Theodosian Wall in light of modern construction in order to define where future work would yield the most important and available information.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2017.
Submitted to the Dept. of Classics.
Advisor: Robert Hitchner.
Committee: James Harrington, and Lauren Sullivan.
Keywords: Archaeology, and Classical studies.read less