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The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson


This book presents an introduction and nine chapters discussing methods of analysing the organisation and performance of the agrarian sector of the economy of the Mediterranean world under Roman imperial rule in the period c.100 bc to ad 350. The chapters exemplify a range of possible approaches to studying and, within limits, quantifying aspects of agricultural production in the Roman world, and casting light on the structure and performance of that sector of the economy, on the basis of widely different sources of evidence: historical, papyrological, and archaeological. The book aims to move ... More

Keywords: Roman economy, agriculture, investment, models, wine presses, olive oil presses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665723
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Bowman, editor
Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford

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