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Rome's Economic Revolution

Philip Kay


This book examines economic change in Republican Rome and Italy between the Second Punic War and the middle of the first century BC and fills a major gap by explaining how the economic world of Cicero came into being. The general proposition that the second and early first centuries bc were a time of economic change has been stated before, but there is no comprehensive study that has tackled economic development during this period. Indeed, to date, little attempt has been made to explain why, or indeed even whether, the Roman economy of the first century bc was significantly different, in qual ... More

Keywords: economy, Republican Rome, money, financial, credit, Cicero, Italy, quantification, bullion, monetary liquidity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681549
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Kay, author
Supernumerary Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford