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Travel in the Ancient World-You Just Didn’t Get Up and Go

We take travel for granted in today’s world. Way back in the day (a.k.a. The Ancient World), weekend getaways, day trips, and to a degree business trips did not even cross the minds of the people. Who did travel? Why did they travel? How did they travel? These are all questions that are answered in this episode.

[00:20] Introduction

[04:12] What did travel actually mean and who was traveling?

  • wealthy elites
  • merchant class
  • common people (rare)
  • military

[05:35] Importance of the Roman Road System

[07:57] Why did people travel?

  • Diplomacy
  • Trade
  • Settling/Starting Disputes or Wars
  • Pilgrimage

[12:29] Connection of Modern and Ancient Road Systems

[14:46] Example of Travel

[20:24] Insurance Coverage for Ancient Travel

[23:27] When did people travel?

[23:58] Where people traveled?

[25:57] Back-Up the Chariot: What’s the Nitty Gritty on the Roads and the Sites Along the Way?

[32:58] Final Thoughts

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Season 1: Episode 14

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