Satellite photo of modern-day Cyprus.

The economy of Cyprus in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD

A small island, punching above its weight?

Cyprus is a small island in the Mediterranean, a little more than half the size of Tasmania. Yet there is evidence, both archaeological and written, to suggest that in the late second century AD, it was prosperous enough to contribute quite substantially to the economy of the Roman Empire. This talk will concentrate on one aspect of that economy - the goods she produced and exported.

Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.