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Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean
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Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Zosia Halina Archibald


Ancient economies, outside the Persian, and later, Roman empires, were unlike the economies of modern nation states. Transactions were conducted bilaterally, just like a face to face contract, so exchanges led to the development of a dense network of agreements. This book explores the economic networks within a region framed by the Pindhos and Balkan mountain chains on the west and north, the Black Sea and the Bosporus to east and south, in the second half of the first millennium bc. The Greco-Persian wars, at the start of this period, triggered a process of political integration, as two dynas ... More

Keywords: ancient markets, emporia, animal transport, animal products, Tax Laws, instinct of workmanship, Byzantion, Greco-Persian wars, country estates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682119
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zosia Halina Archibald, author
Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, University of Liverpool