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The Romans and Trade
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The Romans and Trade

André Tchernia


In this book André Tchernia brings together previously published work, updates and revises it in the light of new material, and prefaces it with an entirely new synthesis of views on Roman commerce, emphasizing in particular the people involved. The book is divided into two main parts. The first, the core part of the book, is a general study of the structure of Roman trade: the landowners and traders, traders’ fortunes, the market, the role of the state, and how needs were met. It tackles recent debates on Roman trade and the Roman economy, providing original and convincing answers. The second ... More

Keywords: Roman commerce, Roman trade, market, state, Roman economy, crisis, competition, historical data, plebiscitum Claudianum, ad 33 crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723714
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

André Tchernia, author
l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Directeur d'Etudes Emérite