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Approaches To Quantifying The Roman Economy (September 27, 2006)

21-03-2007

The first OXREP conference took place on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 in the Headly Lecture Theatre (Ashmolian Museum). The conference focused on the general theme of quantifying approaches to the study of the Roman economy. Speakers and respondents included Robert Allen, Roger Bagnall, Alan Bowman, Lisa Fentress, Chris Howgego, William Harris, David Mattingly, Matthew Ponting, Dominic Rathbone, Chris Wickham and Andrew Wilson.

 

Programme

9:00

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson: Growth, Integration, Decline?

9:30

Elio Lo Cascio: Urbanisation as a proxy of demographic and economic growth.

Respondent : Roger Bagnall

10:30

Tea & Coffee

11:00

Lisa Fentress: Peopling the countryside: Roman demography in the Albegna Valley and Jerba.

Respondent : David Mattingly

12:00

Alan Bowman: Quantifying Egyptian Agriculture.

Respondent : Chris Wickham

13:00

Lunch break

14:00

Andrew Wilson: Approaches to quantifying Roman trade

Respondent : William Harris

15:00

Dominic Rathbone: Earnings and costs: living standards and the Roman economy.

Respondent : Bob Allen

16:00

Tea & Coffee

16:30

Matthew Ponting: Roman silver coinage: mints, metallurgy, and production.

Respondent : Chris Howgego

17:30

Closing remarks

18:00

Drinks

 

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