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Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean (Annalisa Marzano) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780199675623
Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean (Annalisa Marzano) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780199675623
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Title: Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean

Author: Marzano, Annalisa

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199675623

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

List Price in Cloth: $150.00 Our price: $128.99

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Harvesting the Sea provides the first systematic treatment of the exploitation of various marine resources, such as large-scale fishing, fish salting, salt and purple-dye production, and oyster and fish-farming, in the Roman world and its role within the ancient economy.Bringing together literary, epigraphic, and legal sources, with a wealth of archaeological data collected in recent years, Marzano shows that these marine resources were an important feature of the Roman economy and, in scope and market-oriented production, paralleled phenomena taking place in the Roman agricultural economy on land. The book also examines the importance of technological innovations, the organization of labour, and the use of the existing legal framework in defence of economic interests against competitors for the same natural resource.Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsList of FiguresIntroduction1. Fishing2. Large-scale Fishing3. Fish-salting4. Salt production5. Murex, purple dye production, and other fruits of the sea'6. Oysters and shell-fish7. Aquaculture8. The sea and fishing in Roman law and juridical thought9. Demand, prices, and distribution10. ConclusionsAppendixAppendix IIBibliographyIndex
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