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Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book contains a number of chapters on the Roman economy which discuss methods of analysing the performance of the economy of the Mediterranean world under Roman imperial rule in the period c.100 ... More


The Roman Market Economy

Peter Temin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. This book ... More


Economics and Ancient History

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter asserts that the economy of the early Roman Empire was primarily a market economy. The parts of this economy located far from each other were not tied together as tightly as markets ... More


The Demand for Money in the Late Roman Republic

David B. Hollander

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

People in different professions have different monetary needs, but this fact has yet to be fully exploited with respect to the ancient economy. Greek and Roman authors tell us at least as much about ... More


Ruling Regions, Exploiting Resources

David J. Mattingly

in Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In recent years, debate has started to explore the tensions between global and local aspects of the Roman economic world. This chapter argues that the Roman economy is not only best understood as an ... More


Per Capita GDP in the Early Roman Empire

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter draws together the implications of the previous chapters in order to investigate the size of the Roman economy at its maximum extent. If one takes Roman Italy as being comparable to the ... More


The Retail Trade and the Economy

Claire Holleran

in Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199698219
eISBN:
9780191741326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698219.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

There is an intrinsic relationship between a retail trade and the wider social and economic environment in which it operates. This chapter demonstrates that fundamental relationship through a study ... More


Money and Prices in the Early Roman Empire

David Kessler and Peter Temin

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of money as a standard of value. It argues that monetization in the sense of using monetary measures was virtually universal in the early Roman Empire. This assertion ... More


A Comment on Andrew Wilson: ‘Approaches to Quantifying Roman Trade’

William Harris

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/9780199562596.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Building on Chapter 9, this chapter suggests various ways in which we might choose between competing models of the Roman economy.


New Ways of Studying Incomes in the Roman Economy

Walter Scheidel

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/9780199562596.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores different ways of expanding the scope of the study of Roman prices and wages by considering the determinants of real incomes, the use of proxy data for real incomes, and the ... More


Introduction

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter discusses settlement, population, and urbanization in the Roman economy. The book focuses on the size and relationship of settlements; the role of urbanization and urban ... More


Public Land in the Roman Republic: A Social and Economic History of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396-89 BC

Saskia T. Roselaar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577231
eISBN:
9780191723414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577231.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book discusses the history of Roman state‐owned land from the early expansion of Rome into Italy to the Social War. Rome usually took land from its defeated enemies, which it then declared to be ... More


Introduction: Quantifying Roman Agriculture

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson

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/9780199665723.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter outlines the current debate over the size and nature of the agricultural economy and its importance within the Roman economy as a whole, addressing the use of models and ... More


The State and Production in the Roman Agrarian Economy

Dennis Kehoe

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/9780199665723.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines two main aspects of the Roman agrarian economy in relation to the state: the state as landowner and economic actor; and the various legal and administrative policies that the ... More


Between Archaic and Modern: Some Current Problems in the Economic History of the High Roman Empire: (1993)

W. V. Harris

in Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199595167
eISBN:
9780191804564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows where some of the pathways into the very imperfectly explored interior of the Roman economy are situated. It covers issues such as the dearth of numerical data, integration, money, ... More


Introduction

Miko Flohr

in The World of the Fullo: Work, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659357
eISBN:
9780191750618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659357.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter defines the subject of the book and positions it in its wider research context of Roman socioeconomic history, particularly in reference to the Roman economy debate. Itthen introduces ... More


Law, Agency and Growth in the Roman Economy

Dennis P. Kehoe

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyses the economic consequences arising from the Roman law agency, with a specific focus on the role played by a specialized group of agents, that is, tutors, or guardians who managed ... 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


Roman Craftsmen and Traders: Towards an Intellectual History

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the development of the debate on craftsmen and traders in general terms, focusing specifically on the German and Anglo-Saxon scholarly traditions. It assesses the relative ... More


Epilogue

Miko Flohr

in The World of the Fullo: Work, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659357
eISBN:
9780191750618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659357.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This brief final chapter brings the main conclusions of the preceding chapters together and links these to current debates on the social and economic history of the Roman world, both on the level of ... More


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