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The Romans and trade

Author: André Tchernia
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Series: Oxford studies on the Roman economy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together André Tchernia's previously published essays, updated and revised, with recent notes and prefaced with an entirely new synthesis of his views on Roman commerce with a particular emphasis on the people involved in it"--Jacket
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Tchernia
ISBN: 0198723717 9780198723714
OCLC Number: 1041109786
Language Note: Translated from the French
Notes: Originaltitel: Romains et le commerce (English)
"First Edition published in 2011 by Centre Jean Berard & Centre Camille Jullian."--Title page verso
Description: xi, 380 s. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Romans and Trade --
Landowners and Traders --
Products of the Estate: A Broad Connotation --
Landowner's Range of Activities --
Separation between Production and Long-Distance Trading --
Senators Engaged in the Export Business? --
Ideological Problems --
Secrecy Theory --
Financing Trade and its Channels --
Conclusion --
Traders' Fortunes --
Seneca and Cornelius Senecio --
Those who Are Trying to Make their Fortune Honourably, via Trade --
Between Puteoli and the Red Sea --
Painted Inscriptions on the Amphorae from Baetica --
Urban Fortunes --
Diversity and Specificity --
Matter of the Market --
Enormous Conglomeration of Interdependent Markets: A Red Herring --
Divergent Opinions --
Archaeological Evidence and its Interpretation --
Modes of Transport --
Influence of Transaction Costs: Growing Inequality --
Paradoxes --
Role of the State --
Limits to State Participation --
Supplying the Army --
Side Effects of Food-Supply Policy --
Demography --
Conclusion --
Meeting Needs --
Scripta varia --
Dreams of Wealth, Loans, and Seaborne Trade --
Sale of Wine --
Point of View of the Producer --
Point of View of the Buyer --
plebiscitum Claudianum --
Prohibition on Owning Seagoing Vessels with a Capacity Greater than 300 Amphorae --
Tonnage Deemed Sufficient for Transporting one's own Produce --
Quaestus and the Ordering of the Parts of the Preamble --
Evolution of the plebiscitum Claudianum: In Verrem and the lex Iulia de repetundis --
Impossiblity of Tendering for Tax Grain Contracts --
Senators' Anger --
Quaestus omnis patribus indecorus: The Third Century --
Meanings of quaestus --
Talk and Actions --
Per incerta maris --
Recapitulation --
Crisis of AD 33 --
Origins and Development --
Land Prices and Interest Rates --
senatus consultum: Tacitus and Suetonius --
Foreseeable Consequences and the Probable Objectives of the senatus consultum --
What Lessons are to be Drawn from the Crisis of AD 33? --
Staple Provisions for Rome: Problems of Quantification --
Grain --
Oil --
Wine --
Conclusion --
Food Supplies for Rome: Coping with Geographical Constraints --
Roman Countryside and Long-Distance Supplies --
Tiber --
Seaports --
Claudius' Edict and Ships of 10,000 modii --
Dromedary of the Peticii and Trade with the East --
Winds and Coins: Trade between the Roman Empire and India --
Using the Monsoon --
Massive Outflow of Money? --
D. Caecilius Hospitalis and M. Iulius Hermesianus (CIL VI. 1625b and 20742) --
D. Caecilius Hospitalis --
Inscriptions on Amphorae from Monte Testaccio and on Stone --
M. Iulius Hermesianus in Rome --
Conclusion --
Delivery of Oil from Baetica to the limes in Germania: Wierschowski versus Remesal --
Warehousing and Complementary Cargoes on the Alexandria Grain Run --
Murecine Tablets --
Grain from Alexandria and the Lentils of C. Novius Eunus, a Trader at Puteoli --
Menelaus, a Carian Ship's Master, and Baetican Amphorae in the Eastern Mediterranean --
Low Price of Cretan Wine in Rome --
Conclusion --
Wine Exporting and the Exception of Gaul --
Transformation of Distribution Maps for the Early Second Century BC --
Gauls and Wine during the Late La Tene Period --
Between Cato and Caesar, from Gold to Slaves --
Effects on Italian Wine-Growing Regions: Expansion and Colour --
Creation of a Specialized Merchandise --
Economic Crisis in Imperial Italy and Competition from the Provinces --
Italian Terra Sigillata Pottery --
Amphorae and Villas
Series Title: Oxford studies on the Roman economy
Responsibility: André Tchernia ; transl. by James Grieve (with Elizabeth Minchin)

Abstract:

This book brings together André Tchernia's previously published essays, updated and revised, with recent notes and prefaced with an entirely new synthesis of his views on Roman commerce with a particular emphasis on the people involved in it"--Jacket

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