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Land Transport in Roman Egypt

A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

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Land Transport in Roman Egypt by Colin Adams
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The papyri of Egypt offer a rich and complex picture of this important Roman province and provide an unparalleled insight into how a Roman province actually worked. They also afford a valuable window into ancient economic behaviour and everyday life. This study is the first systematic treatment of the role of land transport within the economic life of Roman Egypt, an everyday economic activity at the centre of the economy not only of Egypt but of the Roman world. Colin Adams studies the economics of animal ownership, the role of transport in the commercial and agricultural economies of Egypt, and how the Roman state used provincial resources to meet its own transport demands. He reveals a complex relationship between private individual and state in their use of transport resources, a dynamic and rational economy, and the economic and administrative behaviour imposed when an imperial power made demands upon a province.

Author Biography

Colin Adams is Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Liverpool.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
352
Dimensions
140x220x20
ISBN-13
9780199203970
Product ID
2358364

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