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Latifundia/Large estates
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I. Overview

Only limited reliable information exists regarding the extent of large estates (LE) in antiquity. Most statements about estates of rich Greeks and Romans are of anecdotal or rhetorical nature and therefore hardly credible. Very few documents give information about the size or the value of the majority of estates in a specific region. Archaeology can verif…

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Rathbone, Dominic (London), “Latifundia/Large estates”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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