Markets and fairs played a fundamental part in the commerce of the Mediterranean region in the Roman period. But where were they held, and what commodities were sold there? Using evidence from archaeology, inscriptions, and literary sources, Dr. Frayn builds up a detailed picture of stalls and stallholders, profiteering, and price control in ancient Italy, and compares them with medieval and modern practices.
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'a thorough and meticulous examination of markets in Rome and throughout Italy' Greece and Rome, October 1993 'Not in question ... is F.'s admirable ability to marshal all the relevant evidence and to discuss it sensibly ... F. has produced more than simply a starting-point for the study of market production and consumption. For the most part, she ably charts and explains the movement of different types of goods from place to place, and argues persuasively for the centrality of markets in the Roman 'economy'.' Helen M. Parkins, University of Leicester, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIV, No. 1, 1994 'This volume provides a comprehensive survey of a very important topic... this is an extremely useful volume.' Kathryn Lomas, University College London, Journal of Roman Studies This excellent short book uses a combination of literary and archaeological evidence to paint a picture of trade at every level of society, and always places the evidence in a social context. Arch. News 19,1994
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Descrizione libro Clarendon Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 192 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0198147996