Aevum Dolabelae Time of Dolabella Cover Image

Aevum Dolabellae – Dolabelino doba
Aevum Dolabelae Time of Dolabella

Author(s): Salmedin Mesihović
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Ancient World, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Aevum Dolabelae; Western Balkans; Great Illyrian Uprising;

Summary/Abstract: During the last two thousand years the Western Balkans area has been mainly ruled by external factors, whose governors were mainly interested in personal gain or the exploitation of domestic resources, people and riches. One of the rare individuals who stood out from this general rule was Publius Cornelius Dolabella. His reign, lasting from14 to 20 AD, was marked with the introduction of civilisation values from the developed Mediterranean world into the less developed world of the proto-historic Western Balkans. This was especially crucial if we take into consideration the fact that this was the time of reconstruction after the catastrophe which befell upon the Illyrian lands during the Great Illyrian Uprising from 6 to 9 AD. Dolabella’s activities were mainly focused on the large infrastructural works, such as the building of a road network with a combined length of over 400 Roman miles, which is a feat not even rivalled in modern times. Beside this, Dolabella also undertook another important project by introducing a unified land-registry which was the first of its kind in the Western Balkans. This land-registry would later become the basis for the development of territorial relations.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 99-123
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Bosnian