If we could imagine the Mediterranean in reverse, meaning instead of the sea if we could see it like a vast island, we would studied it as we would study the history and the evolution of a certain country with their different cities.
Every country has a unique culture only that every city individually develops at the same time, according to its own unique characteristics, its own culture.
Each country has a main language of speaking, but in every city of its own, we have usually different dialects which are related directly to the geographical space, the unique culture and with any influences from other cultures.
So, if theoretically Mediterranean Sea was a vast independent island, where its coastline would have included all the cities or countries who are watered by it, we would studied it as one country who has its own culture and its own language, where every country on that coastline would be considered as a city of that big Island and would had its own dialect and its own unique culture.
The transportation in that imaginary island would be ultimately in contrast with an ordinary island as the paths on that island are not defined by structured limits but with imaginary. In those paths only floating objects can be used since the surface of the ground is the water. This floating objects are the vessels that move inside this island and they always stop on the island’s coastline, to the Ports. The Ports of the Mediterranean…