Commerce and trade in the Mediterranean world, 7th/6th cents. – 4th cent. BC
In Antiquity, the most important sector of the economy was a type of agriculture which was essentially based on the social organization and labour form of subsistence farming, with crop farming and animal husbandry being largely practised as separate branches. The Mediterranean region is characterized by favoured areas suitable for rain-fed agriculture, situated mostly i…
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“Commerce and trade in the Mediterranean world, 7th/6th cents. – 4th cent. BC”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists.
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