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Originally published in 1928, this detailed book examines the beginnings, progress and substance of the trade between India and the Roman Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius. Warmington presents this history from a western point of view, and uses a wide range of ancient literary sources to explore what goods were traded between the two regions and the mechanisms of that trade. This thoroughly researched book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient trade and connections between the Roman Empire and its neighbours.
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- Date Published: September 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107432147
- length: 432 pages
- dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.42kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Opening Up and Progress of Rome's Commerce with India: Introduction
1. The trade-routes between Rome and India
2. Early developments: the discovery of the monsoons: results
3. The commerce from the reign of Nero to the death of Marcus Aurelius. The decline
Part II. The Substance of Rome's Commerce with India
Section A. The Objects of Importation from India:
1. Animals and animal-products
Section B. The Objects of Exportation to India and the 'Drain' of Specie Thither:
4a. Articles of exportation
4b. The adverse balance
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