Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity...

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Author  Peter Garnsey
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   May 28, 1998
ISBN  0521591473
Pages  356

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This is a collection of essays in the social and economic history of Greece and Rome by a leading historian of classical antiquity. They are grouped in three overlapping sections, covering the economy and society of cities; peasants and the rural economy; and food supply and famine. The essays, all previously published, are presented together with bibliographical addenda by Walter Scheidel that summarize and assess scholarly reaction to the author's work. The range of subject matter and approach is wide and the treatment original and provocative.

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