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2c.2iii. the economy trade

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2c.2iii. the economy trade

  1. 1. The Economy: Trade, Commerce, Industries & Occupations
  2. 2. Trade• The majority of archaeological evidence of Pompeian imports and exports comes from pottery• Pompeii was ideally positioned for trade• Harbour facilities gave access to the Mediterranean shipping and the Sarno River gave access to the smaller towns around Campania• Luxury villas around the Bay of Naples could be reached by boat or road
  3. 3. Trade• Although goods of Pompeian origin have been found throughout the Roman Empire, the products Mediterranean regions have been discovered within the city itself• The evidence suggests that import/export trade was extensive• Recent investigations of Pompeian pottery show that export of Pompeian products was limited, the most well known exports were wine, olive oil and garum
  4. 4. Trade • Workshop production was on a small scale , only a few goods were produced for export • Producers in Pompeii traded their wares with negotiatores, in exchange for goods from other regions of the empire • Thus Pompeian goods were transported from one location to another for sale
  5. 5. Trade• Traders in both Puteoli and Rome were responsible for the distribution of Pompeian products throughout the empire• Pottery analysis shows that Pompeians imported a limited range of goods: – Lamps from the northern parts of Italy – Pottery from Gaul – Oil from southern Spain – Wine from Sicily, Spain and Crete

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