Ancient Rome at Work

An Economic History of Rome From the Origins to the Empire

By Paul Louis

© 2005 – Routledge

376 pages

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About the Book

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

PART 1: FROM THE ORIGINS TO THE PUNIC WARS (753-264 BC)

Introductory remarks

1. Primitive Rome

2. The Conquest of the Italian Peninsula

3. The Growth of Political Rights

4. Civil Rights

5. Slavery

6. The Artisans and the First Guilds

7. Primitive Agriculture

8. The First Agrarian Laws

9. The First Colonies

10. The Problem of Food Supplies

11. First Steps in Industrial Development

12. The Beginnings of Trade

13. Transport

14. The Use of Money

15. Credit and Interest

PART 2: FROM THE PUNIC LAWS TO THE EMPIRE (264-30 BC)

Introductory Remarks

1. Territorial Expansion

2. Density of Population

3. The Civil Wars

4. Public and Private Law

5. The Growth of Public Wealth

6. Luxury

7. The Growth of the Slave System

8. The Free Artisans

9. Rome as a Capital

10. The Food Supply

11. Agricultural Development

12. Mineral Resources

13. Industry

14. Trade

15. The Roads

16. Navigation

17. The Development of the Monetary System

18. Usury and Debts

PART 3: THE EMPIRE

Introductory Remarks

1. The Wars Abroad

2. Domestic Disturbances

3. The Population

4. Imperial Institutions

5. Luxury

6. the Capitals

7. The Decline of Slavery

8. The Colony System

9. The Artisan Class and the Guilds

10. Agriculture

11. Mining

12. Industry and Manufacture

13. Trade

14. Sea Routes

15. Ports

16. Road Traffic and Public Works

17. The Monetary Crises

18. The Barbarians

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Economic History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History