Download Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in by Peter Garnsey PDF

By Peter Garnsey

This can be a selection of essays within the social and monetary historical past of Greece and Rome by means of a number one historian of classical antiquity. they're grouped in 3 overlapping sections, protecting the economic system and society of towns; peasants and the agricultural financial system; and nutrients offer and famine. The essays, all formerly released, are offered including bibliographical addenda by means of Walter Scheidel that summarize and verify scholarly response to the author's paintings. the variety of material and process is extensive and the therapy unique and provocative.

Show description

Read or Download Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in Social and Economic History PDF

Best urban books

China and Globalization: The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society (Globalizing Regions)

"China and Globalization" is a compact, obtainable, introductory textual content on modern China and the large adjustments it really is almost immediately present process. It focuses totally on the ways in which financial restructuring is riding the procedures, yet discusses many different concerns, resembling politics, social switch, reform, foreign economics, and cultural swap.

The New Urban Sociology: Fourth Edition

Prepared round an built-in paradigm—the sociospatial perspective—this leap forward textual content considers the function performed through social components equivalent to race, category, gender, way of life, economics, tradition, and politics at the improvement of metropolitan parts. via relocating past the normal city/suburb dichotomy, the authors’ distinct concentrate on the continually altering nature of metropolitan areas makes the fabric extra correct to students’ own reports, and the cohesive conceptual framework engages students’ serious pondering talents.

The Post-9/11 City in Novels: Literary Remappings of New York and London

Post-9/11 fiction displays how the September eleven, 2001, assaults have prompted our thought of public area, from city habit styles to structure and concrete move. It additionally indicates a necessity for remapping the true and imagined areas the place we are living and paintings. via shut readings of novels from either side of the Atlantic, this research of the literary twenty first century city explores the fictitious post-9/11 urban as a world house now not outlined or contained by means of its actual limits.

Additional resources for Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in Social and Economic History

Sample text

3. 46 Dig. 14 pr. FIR A 2nd edn, 1, no. 21, pp. 182-3, ch. ). ; Garnsey (1971a) 323ft Dig. 14. For a discussion of this text and the institution of promising in general, see Garnsey (1971b). 239-240] DECLINE OF THE URBAN ARISTOCRACY 13 There is independent evidence from the same period that promised donations were not always forthcoming. 49 Now a promise was in essence something spontaneous and selfimposed. Trajan's constitution did not alter this. It did not require promises from any who were unprepared to make them, but stated simply that such as were made were to be regarded as legally binding.

Trajan decided that the men who had held minor magistracies at twenty-five could enter the order before they turned thirty and that the others could not. 57 There is no reason to believe, however, that his decision represented anything more than a temporary set-back for the aristocratic cause in the cities of Bithynia or in those of any other province. The next piece of evidence is CIL ix 338 from Canusium in Italy, and its date is AD 223. Canusium stood near Cannae in Apulia, on the River Aufidus, twelve miles from its mouth.

Wright (Loeb) says that Herodes Atticus 'colonized' Canusium and gave it a proper water-supply. As Dr Duncan-Jones has pointed out to me, the truth must be not that colonists (who might have included Greeks) were introduced, but that colonial status was gained for the town. CIL VIII 2403; 17824; Leschi (1948), 71. 1. The Ordo ofCanusium, (AD 223) (CIL 1x338) quinquennalicii T. Ligerius Postuminus* T. Annaeus Rufus L. Abuccius Proculus T. Aelius Rufus* T. Aelius Flavianus* M. Antonius Priscus L.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 17 votes