"By presenting current scholarship and its prospective future course, the editors have produced a very important work. Prodigious bibliography (148 pages). Summing up: Highly recommended."
"This is certainly an extraordinary book on the Ancient Mediterranean economies that ought to be read and quoted by all historians who work in the field of pre-industrial economics. This excellent project was brought to completion by its 3 editors and 27 contributors over the span of a decade." --BMCR
This is the first comprehensive one-volume survey of the economics of classical antiquity. It explores new methods for measuring economic development and represents a major advance in our understanding of the economic expansion that made the civilisation of the classical Mediterranean world possible.