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Doing Business in Classical Antiquity: Mediterranean Exchange

 

Exchange was everywhere in the Mediterranean, from the individual household to the state. Yet the specific models by which goods changed hands were as varied as the ideas and values that moved alongside them. This seminar will explore theoretical approaches to commercial and non-commercial exchange, drawing primarily on the crucial but uneven bodies of archaeological evidence and historical sources in an effort to investigate the simple but hardly straightforward question of how business was undertaken in the Greco-Roman world.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
3-5
Term: 
Spr
Course Number: 
327
Day/Time: 
Th / 2:15-5:05
Room: 
TBA
Type: 
Seminar