Trade, Traders And The Ancient City

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Trade, exchange and commerce touched the lives of everyone in antiquity, especially those who lived in urban areas. Trade, Traders and the Ancient City addresses the nature of exchange and commerce and the effects it had in cities throughout the ancient world, from the Bronze Age Near East to late Roman northern Italy.
Trade, Traders and the Ancient City employs the most recent archaeological, papyrological, epigraphic and literary evidence to present an innovative and timely ...

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Overview

Trade, exchange and commerce touched the lives of everyone in antiquity, especially those who lived in urban areas. Trade, Traders and the Ancient City addresses the nature of exchange and commerce and the effects it had in cities throughout the ancient world, from the Bronze Age Near East to late Roman northern Italy.
Trade, Traders and the Ancient City employs the most recent archaeological, papyrological, epigraphic and literary evidence to present an innovative and timely analysis of the importance and influence of trade in the ancient world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415165174
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/1998
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Parkins is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. She is the editor of Roman Urbanism: Beyond the Consumer City (Routledge 1997). Christopher Smith is a Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of St. Andrews. His publications include Early Rome and Latium: Economy and Society c. 1000-500 BC (Oxford University Press 1996).

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 Time for change? Shaping the future of the ancient economy 1
2 The Old Assyrian merchants 16
3 Traders and artisans in archaic central Italy 31
4 Trade on the Black Sea in the archaic and classical periods: some observations 52
5 Ceramics and positivism revisited: Greek transport amphoras and history 75
6 The grain trade of Athens in the fourth century BC 102
7 Land transport in Roman Italy: costs, practice and the economy 129
8 Trade and traders in the Roman world: scale, structure, and organisation 149
9 Trade and the city in Roman Egypt 168
10 Trading gods in northern Italy 203
11 Ancient economies: models and muddles 225
Index 257
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