By Andrew Wilson
This quantity is a set of experiences which offers new analyses of the character and scale of Roman agriculture within the Mediterranean international from c. a hundred BC to advert 350. It presents a transparent figuring out of the elemental gains of Roman agricultural construction via learning the documentary and archaeological facts for the modes of land exploitation and the association, improvement of, and funding during this region of the Roman financial system.
Moving considerably past the easy assumption that agriculture was once the dominant area of the traditional financial system, the amount explores what used to be certain and specified approximately it, specially with a view of its improvement and integration in the course of a interval of growth and prosperity around the empire. The papers exemplify a variety of attainable techniques to learning and, inside of limits, quantifying facets of Roman agricultural creation, marshalling a wide volume of facts, mainly archaeological and papyrological, to deal with vital questions of the association and function of this area within the Roman world.