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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


Wheat Prices and Trade 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/9780691147680.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how there is little of what economists call data on markets in Roman times, despite lots of information about prices and transactions. Data, as economists consider it, consist ... More


Horoscopes and Emperors

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines the historical and political background of Manilius and offers a solution to the vexed question of the poet's date. It opens with a survey of the processes through which ... More


Conclusion

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book's Conclusion recapitulates some of its major findings, and offers suggestions for further work to be done. It also outlines a tentative historical narrative of policing during the early ... More


The Mystery of Manilius

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses the extremely limited information we possess about the author Manilius and gives a brief history of the reception of his poem, from Gerbert d'Aurillac to Poggio Bracciolini to ... More


The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Holly Haynes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work points to a new understanding of the logic of Roman rule during the early Empire. The book shows that Tacitus does not write about the reality of imperial politics and culture but about the ... More


Ideology and State-Building: Humāyūn’s Search for Legitimacy in a Hindu–Muslim Environment

Eva Orthmann

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Mughal emperor Humāyūn has been famous for his penchant for splendid and extravagant festivities. This inclination has often been regarded as a sign of personal weakness and therefore been linked ... More


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