Economies beyond agriculture in the classical world [electronic resource] /
edited by David J. Mattingly and John Salmon.
London : Routledge, 2001.
xii, 324 p. : ill., maps.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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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This book investigates the economic significance of non-agricultural production, using historical, archaeological and theoretical perspectives to examine key economic concepts.
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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.
Table of Contents
List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The productive past: economies beyond agriculturep. 3
Modelling the ancient economyp. 15
Productive to some purpose? The problem of ancient economic growthp. 17
Regional productions in early Roman Gaulp. 49
Leptiminus (Tunisia): a 'producer' city?p. 66
The fourth factor: managing non-agricultural production in the Roman worldp. 90
Extractionp. 113
Making money in classical Athensp. 115
Stone quarrying in the Eastern Desert with particular reference to Mons Claudianus and Mons Porphyritesp. 143
Who bore the burden? The organization of stone transport in Roman Egyptp. 171
Constructionp. 193
Temples the measures of men: public building in the Greek economyp. 195
Rebuilding a temple: the economic effects of pietyp. 209
Bricks and mortar: exploring the economics of building techniques at Rome and Ostiap. 230
Textile productionp. 269
Timgad and textile productionp. 271
The Gallo-Roman woollen industry and the great debate: the Igel column revisitedp. 297
Index of citationsp. 309
General indexp. 313
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