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The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade


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Acknowledgements Note to reader Abbreviations List of Figures 1: Introduction 2: The Market for Stone 3: Quarrying 4: Stone Transport 5: Distribution Patterns 6: Building and Stone Supply 7: The Sarcophagus Trade 8: Statue Production 9: Final Remarks Bibliography Index

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Ben Russell is a lecturer in Classical Archaeology in the School of History, Classics, & Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.


Russell's thought-provoking new study of the economics of the Roman stone trade in the first three centuries AD reassesses the evidence for the structure and organisation of this trade, tracing the production process from the quarry to the final consumer ... [an] important and timely reappraisal of the Roman stone trade * Claire Holleran, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
Russell has written an important, useful, and thorough study of the many varied aspects of the Roman commerce in stone. * Michael Koortbojian, Classical Journal Online *
Russell's book brings together an enormous amount of archaeological, historical and archaeometric data and puts forwards some important new hypotheses on the Roman stone trade. * Devi Taelman, Antiquity *

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