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Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World

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

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  • Date Published: September 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521375856

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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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    • Date Published: September 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521375856
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Incidence and Severity of Food Crisis
    1. Famine and shortage
    2. The frequency of food crisis
    3. The infrequency of famine
    Part II. Survival Strategies:
    4. Subsistence and survival: the peasantry
    5. Supply and distribution: urban communities
    Part III. Food Supply and Food Crisis in Athens c. 600–322 BC
    6. The resources of Attica
    7. The beginnings of dependence
    8. Rulers of the sea
    9. Vulnerability and vigilance
    10. From uncertainty to crisis
    Part IV. Food Supply and

  • Author

    Peter Garnsey

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