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Mining and Quarrying Districts

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Mining and quarrying operations under imperial control appear to have taken place within a strictly defined territorial entity distinct from the colonial, municipal and ‘tribal’ territories within a ... More


Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Mark Bradley (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this volume scholars of modern and ancient culture come together to explore historical, textual, material, and theoretical interactions between classics and imperialism during the heyday of the ... More


Imperialist Fragmentation and the Discovery of Bacchylides

David Fearn

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

On Christmas Eve 1896, The Times heralded the discovery of a large papyrus roll containing works by the Greek lyric poet Bacchylides, while lamenting that ‘unfortunately the manuscript has suffered ... More


Animal Trade and Ownership

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter assesses the evidence for animal trade and markets in Roman Egypt, and deploys the unique evidence of Egypt, focussing on two small archives of documents relating the exploits of animal ... More


State Control of Animal Ownership

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the Roman state monitored animal ownership in order to facilitate the use or requisition of animals for its own transport needs – the bureaucratic machinery necessary for ... More


Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Nikolaos Papazarkadas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Landed wealth was crucial for the economies of all Greek city-states, and despite its peculiarities Athens was no exception in that respect. This monograph is the first exhaustive treatment of sacred ... More


Quarrying

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/9780199656394.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the evidence for the ownership and administration of quarrying sites in the Roman Empire. Most quarries were under private or municipal ownership in this period but many of the ... More


Agricultural Production in Egypt

Alan Bowman

in The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665723
eISBN:
9780191751172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665723.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter analyses various strands of quantifiable evidence for nome sizes and landuse regimes: calculations of grain yields and tax income for the Arsinoite nome (ad 184/5); distribution of land ... More


Fines and Curses: Law and Religion among the Nabataeans and their Neighbour s

John F. Healey

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the rich body of Nabataean tomb inscriptions. It suggests that the inscriptions are really legal in character and fall into three basic legal types: foundation documents, ... More


The Local Economy of Palmyra: Organizing Agriculture in an Oasis Environment

Julia Hoffmann-Salz

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Palmyra was presumably settled by Arabic and Aramaic tribes that had been in the area long before the urban development of the oasis city started in the 3rd/2nd century BC. It is within the legal ... More


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