Economies Beyond Agriculture in the Classical World

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This book presents a challenge to the long held view that the predominantly agricultural economies of ancient Greece and Rome were underdeveloped. It shows that the exploitation of natural resources, manufacturing and the building trade all made significant contributions to classical economies. It will be an indispensable resource for those interested in the period.

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Overview

This book presents a challenge to the long held view that the predominantly agricultural economies of ancient Greece and Rome were underdeveloped. It shows that the exploitation of natural resources, manufacturing and the building trade all made significant contributions to classical economies. It will be an indispensable resource for those interested in the period.

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'This collection of papers is an important and valuable attempt to set them [discussions] off in the right direction, containing more intereting material and anaylsis than I can cover here. I recommend it warmly.' - Classical Review
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Accepting that agriculture was the primary economic activity during classical times, archaeologists and classicists, most from Britain, examine the growing archaeological evidence for considerably more manufacturing and long-distance trade that has been previously thought or is generally imagined. They further the work of Moses Finley to cover modelling the ancient economy, extraction, construction, and textile production in 13 essays. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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1 The productive past: economies beyond agriculture 3
2 Productive to some purpose? The problem of ancient economic growth 17
3 Regional productions in early Roman Gaul 49
4 Leptiminus (Tunisia): a 'producer' city? 66
5 The fourth factor: managing non-agricultural production in the Roman world 90
6 Making money in classical Athens 115
7 Stone quarrying in the Eastern Desert with particular reference to Mons Claudianus and Mons Porphyrites 143
8 Who bore the burden? The organization of stone transport in Roman Egypt 171
9 Temples the measures of men: public building in the Greek economy 195
10 Rebuilding a temple: the economic effects of piety 209
11 Bricks and mortar: exploring the economics of building techniques at Rome and Ostia 230
12 Timgad and textile production 271
13 The Gallo-Roman woollen industry and the great debate: the Igel column revisited 297
Index of citations 309
General index 313
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