Prof. Dr. Giusto Traina

Guisto Traina is Professor for Ancient History at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. His work comprises investigations on political, social and military history of Rome, especially concerning Roman relations with Iran and the Causcasus. In addition to this he works on a comprehensive history of the ancient kingdom of Greater Armenia. During his first stay at Topoi, he carried out his research as a visiting professor by working on a paper on “Mapping the World under Theodosius II”. Following this he joined the Berliner Antike Kolleg as a senior fellow by investigating Strabo`s works on geography whose results are being published in the Routledge Companion to Strabo. In 2016 Giusto Traina continues his collaboration with research group (C-5) Common Sense Geography by improving the ancient concepts of “landmarks” and “frames of reference” which are central elements of the ancient space perception, – orientation and – description developed in Strabo`s “Geography”.