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Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Dennis P. Kehoe

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198787204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198787204.001.0001

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Statistics in Ancient History

Statistics in Ancient History

Prices and Trade in the Pax Romana

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(p.137) 6 Statistics in Ancient History
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Roman Law and Economics
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Peter Temin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198787204.003.0006

This chapter uses new data to extend the argument that there was an integrated wheat market in the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. I explore the meaning of randomness when data are scarce, and I investigate how we recreate the nature of ancient societies by asking new questions that stimulate the discovery of more information. The case for a prosperous Roman society extending the length of the Mediterranean Sea is strong. This chapter draws on and extends work reported in my book: The Roman Market Economy (2013).

Keywords:   economics of Roman law, economics of ancient societies, economic analysis of law, economic methods, law and economics, statistics in ancient history, trade, Roman market economy, Roman economy, economic integration

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