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The Economy of Pompeii

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson


This volume presents fourteen chapters by Roman archaeologists and historians, discussing approaches to the economic history of Pompeii and the role of the Pompeian evidence in debates about the Roman economy. Four themes are discussed. The first is the position of Pompeii and its agricultural environment, including the productivity and specialization of agriculture in the Vesuvian region, and the degree to which we can explain Pompeii’s size and wealth on the basis of the city’s economic hinterland. Second, what did Pompeians get out of their economy: How well-off were people in Pompeii? This ... More

Keywords: Pompeii, Roman economy, agriculture, diet, health, shops, workshops, money, trade, Bay of Naples

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miko Flohr, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for History, Leiden University

Andrew Wilson, editor
Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, All Souls College, University of Oxford

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