The Annual of the British School at Athens


Crossing the river: observations on routes and bridges in Laconia from the Archaic to Byzantine periods

Pamela Armstronga1, W. G. Cavanagha2 and Graham Shipleya3

a1 Oxford

a2 University of Nottingham

a3 University of Leicester


The bridges that served the city of Sparta are known to us from archaeological evidence, inscriptions, and references in the historical sources. These are brought together to examine changes in the activity of bridge-building from the Archaic to Byzantine periods. The conclusions from this analysis are associated with the findings of the Laconia Survey. Some topographical issues arising from the survey results are also examined.