Readership: Scholars and students of classics, Roman history,
economic history, archaeology.
Edited by Alan Bowman, Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford,, and Andrew Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, University of Oxford.
Alan Bowman is Camden Professor Emeritus of Ancient History and Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. His research interests focus on papyrology, the Vindolanda Writing tablets, and the social and economic history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and the Roman Empire.
Andrew Wilson is Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Fellow of the Society of
Antiquaries, and Chairman of the Society for Libyan Studies. He has directed excavations in Italy, Tunisia, and Libya, and is the author of numerous articles on ancient water supply, ancient technology, economy, and trade.
"This book emerges from one of the many fruitful colloquiums organised as part of the Oxford Roman Economy Project...this volume ultimately achieves what it intends; that is, to assess and analyse quantifiable data on the Roman economy as well as to provide interpretations for how these data fit within wider categories of economic behaviour, institutions and processes." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Introduction A. Bowman & A. Wilson:
Survey Method and Data
1: S. Price: Estimating Ancient Greek Populations: The Evidence of Field Survey
2: R. Witcher: Missing Persons? Models of Mediterranean Regional Survey and Ancient Populations
3: D. Mattingly: Calculating Ploughzone Demographics: Some insights from arid zone surveys
4: P. Attema and T. de Haas: Rural Settlement and Population Extrapolation, a Case Study from the ager of Antium, central Italy (350 BC- AD 400)
5: N. Morley: Cities, Demography, and Development in the Roman Empire
6: A. Wislon: City Sizes and Urbanization in the Roman Empire
7: A. Marzano: Rank-size analysis of Roman cities in Iberia and Britain
8: J. Hanson: The Urban System of Roman Asia Minor and Wider Urban Connectivity
9: S. Keay & G. Earl: Towns and Territories in Roman Baetica
10: A. Bowman: Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt: Population and Settlement