Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in Social and Economic History (Hardback)
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Short Description for Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity This is a collection of essays in the social and economic history of Greece and Rome by a leading historian of classical antiquity.
- Published: 01 June 1998
- Format: Hardback 354 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521591478 ISBN 10: 0521591473
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Sixteen essays in the social and economic history of the ancient world, by a leading historian of classical antiquity, are here brought conveniently together. Three overlapping parts deal with the urban economy and society, peasants and the rural economy, and food-supply and food-crisis. While focusing on eleven centuries of antiquity from archaic Greece to late imperial Rome, the essays include theoretical and comparative analyses of food-crisis and pastoralism, and an interdisciplinary study of the health status of the people of Rome using physical anthropology and nutritional science. A variety of subjects are treated, from the misconduct of a builders' association in late antique Sardis, to a survey of the cultural associations and physiological effects of the broad bean.