The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Studyby Paul Erdkamp
Pub. Date: 07/30/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Paul Erdkamp illustrates how entitlement to food in Roman society was dependent on relations with the emperor, his representatives and the landowning aristocracy, and local rulers controlling the towns and hinterlands. He assesses the response of the Roman authorities to weaknesses in the grain market and looks at the implications of the failure of local harvests. By examining the subject from a contemporary perspective, this book will appeal not only to historians of ancient economies, but to all concerned with the economy of grain markets, a subject which still resonates today.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Production and productivity in Roman agriculture; 2. The world of the smallholder; 3. Farmers and their market relations; 4. Market integration: connecting supply and demand; 5. Rome and the corn provinces; 6. Urban food supply and grain market intervention; Conclusions; References; Indexes.
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