By Tenney Frank
Passenger fares appear to us to were very low. Passengers despite the fact that seem to have been answerable for their very own sustenance, the quarters have been most likely faraway from sumptuous and naturally demise through shipwreck not like lack of freight entailed no monetary loss to the service. -from "Chapter XVI: trade" during this vintage work-an growth of an past 1920 edition-a revered classical student sketches the industrial lifetime of the Roman tradition throughout the republican interval and into the fourth century of the empire. although later books unfairly supplanted it, this quantity is still a great creation to the capital, trade, hard work, and of the rapid forerunner of recent civilization. In transparent, readable language, Frank explores: .agriculture in early Latium .the upward push of the peasantry .Roman coinage .finance and politics .the "plebs urbana" .the beginnings of serfdom .and even more. American historian TENNEY FRANK (1876-1939) used to be professor of Latin at Bryn Mawr university and Johns Hopkins college, and in addition wrote Roman Imperialism (1914) and A background of Rome (1923).
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Plautus’ (Capt. 489) joke about the “combine” of oil merchants in the Forum implies that olive oil had become a staple of the market before the second century. Latium, however, did not raise a surplus for export until Cicero’s day. 7. Meyer, art. Plebs in Conrad’s Handwörterbuch, expresses the belief that when Appius (about 312) built the aqueduct into the lower sections of the city, paved the Appian Way, and permitted the liberti to register their vote in whatever ward they chose, he intended to encourage and to give political power to an industrial proletariat.
If the former system nevertheless emerged victorious in the end, it was not for want of comprehension and interest but rather because the force of economic laws withstood the application of such remedies as were then available. That Rome bore so well the shock of the Gallic invasion, that she passed without bloodshed through the broils of the class struggles, survived the revolt of the Latins, and had the prudence to devise the liberal and flexible constitution which enabled her to unite Italy in an effective federation, all this seems now in no small measure due to the habit of providing by land-distribution a solid and interested citizen-body from the proletariat.
16 At any rate the tunnels fell into disuse, and the total of production must have fallen also. However, maximum production was never an ideal of Roman statescraft. The senate usually considered the value of its citizens from the point of view of military and political needs, and the democratic element looked of course to social as well as economic amelioration. Obviously a homogeneous citizen-army was highly desirable in a small state as poorly protected as Rome. To constitute such an army it was necessary to have a large proportion of responsible property owners for whom the defense of the state was a matter of personal interest.
An Economic History of Rome by Tenney Frank