... in kind, to the capital enabled an extension of the supply system. Possibly during the second century c.e., Rome decided to add oil to the imperial supply system and later also included wine and pork.
See Broekaert 2008 on oil...
... For a survey of trade in the Greco-Roman world, see Morley 2007. A study of Roman traders and shippers can be found in Broekaert 2010.
The impact of market exchange on food systems and price levels should not be underestimated....
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