Pliny's Roman economy : natural history, encyclopedism, prosperity /

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Author / Creator:Saller, Richard P., author.
Imprint:Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2022]
Description:1 online resource ( viii, 198 pages) : illustrations.
Series:The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Subject:Pliny, -- the Elder. -- Naturalis historia.
Naturalis historia (Pliny, the Elder)
Economics -- Rome -- History.
Economic history.
Rome -- Economic conditions.
Rome (Empire)
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 09, 2022).
Other form:Print version: Saller, Richard P. Pliny's Roman economy Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2022] 9780691229546
Table of Contents:
  • Proxies for Economic Performance in the Roman Empire
  • Excursus: Morgantina
  • Pliny's Purpose, Audience, and Method
  • Excursus: Pliny on Remedies for Rabies
  • Parens Natura and Smithian Growth
  • Innovation and Economic Growth in the Natural History
  • Excursus: Aulus Gellius on Pliny and the Culture Of Authoritative Knowledge
  • Pliny's Economic Observations and Reasoning
  • "Utility" and the Afterlife of the Natural History
  • Excursus: Fulling as an Illustration Comparing Pliny's Natural History And
  • Chambers' Cyclopaedia
  • Conclusion.