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The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC$
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Zosia Archibald, John K. Davies, and Vincent Gabrielsen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.001.0001

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Grain from Cyrene

Grain from Cyrene

(p.66) 4 Grain from Cyrene
The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Alain Bresson

Oxford University Press

Cyrene, founded around 631 BC, experienced rapid development and became one of the grain baskets of the Greek world. Yet the history and scale of grain production and export from Cyrene remain unknown. This chapter proposes a new reading of the Cyrenean grain supply, combining the results of environmental, archaeological, and institutional approaches.

Keywords:   grain supply, Cyrene, grain production, grain export

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