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Dichin (Bulgaria): Interpreting the Ceramic Evidence in its Wider Context

VIVIEN G. SWAN

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the Dichin (north central Bulgaria) store-buildings destroyed in about the 480s, the large quantities of imported Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea amphorae typify late Roman military supply ... More


Approaches to Quantifying Roman Trade

Andrew Wilson

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter reviews some possible ways to quantify trade in the Roman period, and their inherent methodological and evidential problems. While it is easy to demonstrate the existence of trade, ... More


Collapse or adaptation? The problem of the urban decline in late antique Greece

Florin Curta and Siu-lun Wong

in The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The examination of the archaeological evidence from the main urban centers of late antique Greece shows that only in a few cases (Thessalonica, Nikopolis) did the ancient urban layout and street grid ... More


Indigenous Names in Heraclea Pontica1

Avram Alexandru

in Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265635
eISBN:
9780191760372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The most informative sources for personal names at Heraclea Pontica are the stamps engraved on the neck of amphoras manufactured in the workshops of this city and the external inscriptions mentioning ... More


Songs for Heroes: The Lack of Images in Early Greece

Irene Lemos

in Word And Image In Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After the collapse of the palatial system, Greece lost some of the most important aspects of the culture of the Mycenae. The Greeks lost not only the ability to write, but also to create narrative ... More


Tools of the Trade

Elizabeth Moignard

in Word And Image In Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows an illustration of the black-figure side on an Athenian bilingual Type A amphora, painted by Andokides or the Lysippides Painter. There are several strands that it pursues, to ... More


Wine Exporting and the Exception of Gaul

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

New insights into the nature of Italian wine-growing and the wine trade in the last century of the Republic are presented here. The study primarily focuses on the evidence derived from Greco-Italic ... More


Regionalism and regional economies

Zosia Halina Archibald

in Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores how ideas of ‘regionalism’, as defined by geographers, as well as historians, can be applied to the north Aegean economic ‘super-region’. Charting distributions of artefacts ... More


The African Boom: The Origins of Economic Growth in Roman North Africa

Matthew S. Hobson

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/9780198728924.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the literary, archaeological, and epigraphic evidence for economic and social change in North Africa during the Roman period. The evidence for the increased exportation of ... More


The Distribution of African Pottery under the Roman Empire: Evidence versus Interpretation

Michel Bonifay

in Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses four points in an attempt to explain why African pottery (amphorae, tablewares, cooking wares, and lamps) dominated Mediterranean markets from the second century AD onwards: ... More


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