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Syllabus

TERM 1

Week 1

No classes: the Monday and Tuesday class periods coincide with induction.

Week 2

  • What sort of economy? (Dr Phil Mills)
  • The Great Debate (Dr Phil Mills)

Week 3

  • Growth and limits (Dr Phil Mills)
  • Constraints I: environment and population (Dr Phil Mills)

Week 4

  • Constraints II: Agricultural development and labour (Dr Phil Mills)
  • Labour and slavery (Dr Phil Mills)

Week 5

  • Modelling the Roman economy (Dr. Phil Mills)
  • Trade and transport

Week 6

  • Reading week – no classes

Week 7

  • Trade and consumption

Weeks 8-9

  • Technology

Week 10

  • Banking and finance
  • Coinage

TERM 2

Week 1

  • Class 1: Prof C. J. Howgego, The Monetization of Temperate Europe
  • Class 2: Mining for metals

Week 2

  • Mining and quarrying (Dokimeion)

Week 3

  • The marble trade (Mons Claudianus, Tyre cemetery)

Week 4

  • Agriculture at the margins

Week 5

  • Shipwrecks, the army and the economy

Week 6

  • Reading week - no classes

Week 7

  • Trade outside the empire

Week 8

  • The third century crisis

Week 9

  • Late antiquity

Week 10

  • The end of the Roman economy

TERM 3

Week 1

  • Revision session

Week 2

  • Revision session

Week 3

  • Revision session