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The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

Ben Russell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656394
eISBN:
9780191765193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656394.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The use of stone in vast quantities is a ubiquitous and defining feature of the material culture of the Roman world. In this volume, Russell provides a new and wide-ranging examination of the ... More


Stone Transport

Ben Russell

in The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656394
eISBN:
9780191765193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656394.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Beginning with a discussion of the overall impact of the cost and logistics of stone transport, this chapter examines in turn the evidence for the transport of stone overland, by river, and by sea. ... More


Investment Farming and Agricultural Exploitation

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Coinciding with the influx of overseas bullion, the intensity of slave-based farming by the Roman elite increased. It was focused on the production of cash crops on medium-sized estates in ... More


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