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Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World
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Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Alfred Michael Hirt


For the Roman empire the control of its metal and marble resources was of high significance: marble was central to the representation of imperial wealth and power and the uninhibited access to metal vital for the economic and political survival of the empire. This book aims to provide a detailed survey of the organizational measures devised for the extraction of metals and marbles and is restricted to mines and quarries under imperial control. Following the description of geological and topographical constraints and organizational challenges, the book focuses on the legal definition of mining ... More

Keywords: mines, Quarries, organization, Roman empire, emperor, administration, Roman army, procurator

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199572878
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred Michael Hirt, author
Researcher, University of Zurich, and Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University