Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity : Essays in Social and Economic History Paperback / softback
Edited by Walter Scheidel
Sixteen essays in the social and economic history of the ancient world, by a leading historian of classical antiquity, are here brought conveniently together.
Three overlapping parts deal with the urban economy and society, peasants and the rural economy, and food-supply and food-crisis.
While focusing on eleven centuries of antiquity from archaic Greece to late imperial Rome, the essays include theoretical and comparative analyses of food-crisis and pastoralism, and an interdisciplinary study of the health status of the people of Rome using physical anthropology and nutritional science.
A variety of subjects are treated, from the misconduct of a builders' association in late antique Sardis, to a survey of the cultural associations and physiological effects of the broad bean.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 356 pages, 5 Tables, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 12/02/2004
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780521892902
- Hardback from £67.65