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Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World: Responses to Risk and Crisis

Carnsey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0521351987 / ISBN 13: 9780521351980
Published by Cambridge University Pr, Spain, 1988
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Pr, Spain

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The first full-length study of famine in antiquity. The study provides detailed case studies of Athens and Rome, the best known states of antiquity, but also illuminates the institutional response to food crisis in the mass of ordinary cities in the Mediterranean world. Ancient historians have generally shown little interest in investigating the material base of the unique civilisations of the Graeco-Roman world, and have left unexplored the role of the food supply in framing the central institutions and practices of ancient society.

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Detailed case studies of Athens and Rome, the best known states of antiquity, reveal the effects of the breakdown of the food supply systems and response to the crisis by the masses of the ancient Mediterranean cities.

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