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Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This volume is a collection of studies focusing on population and settlement patterns in the Roman empire in the perspective of the economic development of the Mediterranean world c. 100 BC to AD ... More


Introduction

Brian Rutishauser

in Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646357
eISBN:
9780191746246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646357.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses past scholarship on the Cyclades and how they have often been characterized as poor and insignificant communities during the Classical period. It sets out a methodology for a ... More


Introduction: Economy Before Christ

Dotan Leshem

in The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Introduction (Economy Before Christ) complements and brings into dialogue Hannah Arendt’s and Michel Foucault’s critical inquiries into the genealogy of the modern human condition and thereby ... More


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

Colin Adams

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Transport has been seen as one of the greatest failures of ancient technology. Land transport especially, due to its cost, restricted growth in the Roman economy. This book challenges these views, ... More


Conclusion

Frank L. Holt

in The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Alexander’s reputation as a king and conqueror has evolved considerably over the centuries. His war-won wealth has elicited numerous moral judgments, and in this chapter these are traced from ancient ... More


Mediterranean Economies through the Text of Polybius

J. K. Davies

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The lively state of work on ancient economies invites a systematic study of the riches of economic evidence contained in Polybius, which includes information on landscapes, human settlements, the ... More


Rhodian Transport Amphorae as a Source for Economic Ebbs and Flows in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Century BC

John Lund

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the evidence for annual fluctuations in Rhodian wine production during the second century BC to draw attention to the impact of climate variability on ancient economies. It also ... More


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

Paul Erdkamp, Koenraad Verboven, and Arjan Zuiderhoek (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The subject of this book is the exploitation and management of land and natural resources in the Roman economy, investigating whether or not Roman strategies of land and resource exploitation were ... More


The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Frank L. Holt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth violently through the sacking of cities and the selling of survivors into slavery. One of the most notable examples ... More


Conclusions: Overview of Presented Arguments

Paul Erdkamp, Koenraad Verboven, and Arjan Zuiderhoek

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/9780198728924.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book has dealt with the exploitation and management of land and natural resources in the Roman economy, with the aim of investigating whether or not Roman strategies of land and resource ... More


On Nomadism in Iran through Time

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Nomadism has been an integral part of Iran’s social and economic fabric for over 3,000 years. Claims of prehistoric antiquity, however, are exaggerated. The influx of Turkic groups, beginning in the ... More


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