A research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for the period 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2010 and based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford.
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This research programme addresses the fundamentals of the Roman imperial economy and will provide a detailed analysis of major economic activities (agriculture, trade, commerce, mining), utilising quantifiable bodies of artefactual and documentary evidence and placing them in the broader structural context of regional variation, distribution, size and nature of markets, supply and demand.
The chronological parameters are 100 BC to AD 300, covering the period of greatest imperial expansion and economic growth (to c.AD 200), followed by a century conventionally perceived as one of contraction or decline. Geographically, we will draw on material selected from all over the Mediterranean world: Egypt, north Africa, Spain and Italy will be our most fruitful sources of data, which will be gleaned almost entirely from published archaeological and documentary sources.
An interesting website once you drill down. Hat tip Adrienne Mayor