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Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Economic History.


Large planned agricultural estates geared to efficient production and high profits through the use of cheap, often slave labour. Although strictly a Roman term, its use...

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M. I. Finley

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Classical Studies.


Sir Moses Finley was born in New York City as Moses Israel Finkelstein on 20 May 1912. He died in Cambridge on 23 June 1986. Growing up in New ...

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Mediterranean Sea and Region

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — Classical Studies.

The Mediterranean Sea, known in Arabic as the “White Sea,” is the largest inland sea in the world, covering some 965,000 square miles (2.5 million square kilometers). Lying amid the ...


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