Economic Life in the Roman Empire

Jonathan Edmondson

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy

Published in print November 2014 | ISBN: 9780195336467
Published online January 2015 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Economic Life in the Roman Empire

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Many types of inscriptions throw light on numerous aspects of economic production, distribution, and consumption in the Roman Empire. This chapter concentrates on agriculture, animal husbandry and pastoralism, and the production and exchange of cash-crops such as wine, olive-oil, and fish sauces. It also illuminates the interaction between private individuals and the Roman state in mining operations, as well as the administrative and legal issues related to such activities .

Keywords: inscriptions; agriculture; wine; olive-oil; cash-crops; animal husbandry; pastoralism; instrumentum domesticum; amphorae; kilns; amphora-stamps; brick stamps; commerce; shipping; mining; ingots; Italy; Roman provinces

Article.  10574 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Epigraphy

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