Commerce and trade in the Mediterranean world, 7th/6th cents. – 4th cent. BC
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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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Wittke, A.-M., “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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA084>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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