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The Economy of Pompeii

Edited by Miko Flohr [[missing key: and]] Andrew Wilson

Published in print December 2016 | ISBN: 9780198786573
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191828898 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.001.0001

Series: Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy

The Economy of Pompeii

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The Agricultural Economy of Pompeii

Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 11653 words.

This chapter gives a broad sketch of the agricultural landscape of the Vesuvian region in the first century AD, using both material and textual evidence. After giving an overview of the...

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Bes, Butting Bulls, and Bars

Richard Hobbs.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 10119 words.

This contribution by Richard Hobbs discusses the economic history of Pompeii through coins. After discussing the nature of coin evidence at Pompeii, the chapter analyses the Republican...

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Conflicts, Contract Enforcement, and Business Communities in the Archive of the Sulpicii

Wim Broekaert.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12844 words.

The archive of the Sulpicii plays a central role in this chapter by Wim Broekaert, which focuses on the social institutions and juridical frameworks surrounding long-distance trade in the...

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Consumer Behaviour in Pompeii

Nick M. Ray.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 8389 words.

This chapter explores the possibilities of applying consumer theory to the Pompeian archaeological record. The chapter starts with a discussion of ways in which consumption can be...

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Currency and Credit in the Bay of Naples in the First Century AD

Koenraad Verboven.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 11513 words.

This chapter discusses currency and credit in the entire Bay of Naples area. Focusing particularly on the first century AD, Verboven sketches the structural elements of the monetary economy...

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The Economics of Pompeian Painting

Domenico Esposito.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 11376 words.

This contribution by Domenico Esposito highlights a form of production of which the results are highly visible in Pompeii but which has rarely been discussed in economic terms: painting....

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Introduction

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 8642 words.

This introductory chapter serves to put the rest of the volume in context. It starts by briefly introducing Pompeii and its historical and regional context, and discussing some of the...

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Measuring the Movement Economy

Eric Poehler.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 13886 words.

A key issue in understanding Pompeii’s economy, and particularly investment, is the city’s urban topography: not all locations in the city were commercially attractive in the same way, or...

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Pompeii Revisited

Willem Jongman.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 4838 words.

This chapter by Willem Jongman summarizes and contextualizes the main findings of the book, relating them to past and current debates in Roman economic history. Looking back on the...

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Quantifying Pompeii

Miko Flohr.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12110 words.

This chapter discusses some of the basic parameters that underlay Pompeii’s economy, particularly focusing on the relationships between population, hinterland, and consumption. Starting...

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Re-evaluating Pompeii’s Coin Finds

Steven J. R. Ellis.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 19532 words.

This chapter by Steven J. R. Ellis explores the analytical possibilities of the coin evidence gathered in his excavation of the two house blocks surrounding the lowest stretch of the Via...

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Sewers, Archaeobotany, and Diet at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Erica Rowan.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 10192 words.

This chapter by Erica Rowan discusses food consumption and diet in both Pompeii and Herculaneum. It starts from the archaeobotanical remains found in the sewer underneath Cardo V at...

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Skeletal Remains and the Health of the Population at Pompeii

Estelle Lazer.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 9904 words.

This chapter by Estelle Lazer discusses the health of Pompeii’s population based on the skeletal remains found on site. It offers a critical discussion of this massively complicated...

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Urban Production and the Pompeian Economy

Nicolas Monteix.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12977 words.

This chapter by Nicolas Monteix gives a thorough reassessment of the evidence for manufacturing and retail in Pompeii, and analyses the ways in which it can and cannot be used to understand...

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Wealthy Entrepreneurs and the Urban Economy

Damian Robinson.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 7842 words.

This chapter by Damian Robinson offers a detailed discussion of the commercial development of insula VI 1, in the northern part of Pompeii, close to the Herculaneum Gate. Robinson...

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