Banking and Business in the Roman World

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Author  Jean Andreau
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   November 13, 1999
ISBN  0521380316
Pages  200

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This is the first book to present a synthetic view of Roman banking and financial life from the fourth century BC to the end of the third century AD. It describes the business deals of the elite and the professional bankers and the interventions of the state. It shows to what extent the spirit of profit and enterprise predominated over the traditional values of Rome, what economic role these financiers played, and how that role compares with that of their later counterparts.

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