Harvesting the Sea : The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean Hardback
Part of the Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy series
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 economicinterests against competitors for the same natural resource.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 384 pages, 46 in-text black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 15/08/2013
- Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9780199675623