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The World of the Fullo: Work, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

Miko Flohr


This book thoroughly analyzes of the social and economic worlds in which the fullers (fullones) of Roman Italy lived and worked. It tells a story on three levels. Most basically, the book discusses the daily work, the economic strategies and the social environment of the fullers of Roman Italy to great detail, particularly focusing on the fulling workshops (fullonicae) found at Pompeii, Ostia and Rome, but also using epigraphic and literary evidence. More in general, the book sheds new light on the urban communities of Roman Italy. It uses everyday work as the major organizing principle of the ... More

Keywords: roman economy, history of research, roman italy, fulling, fullones, fullonica, fullery identification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659357
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miko Flohr, author
Assistant Director, Oxford Roman Economy Project, University of Oxford