HIST 203 - Economic History of the Ancient World
This course offers an introduction to key problems in the economic history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The course emphasizes the connections between individuals’ economic strategies and the social, political, and economic institutions in which those individuals were embedded; it does so by exploring how factors like gender, slavery, and sociability affected trade, manufacture, and agriculture. The course also examines key questions of performance: to what extent could the economies of the ancient world generate intensive growth, and who benefitted from any resultant gains?
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