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Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy) Hardcover – 1 Aug 2013

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an excellent study ... Marzano is to be praised for going beyond the 'usual suspects' of Pliny the Elder, Oppian, Athenaeus, and the like. (Kenneth Kitchell, Classical Journal)

Marzano's book demonstrates the prominent role large-scale fishing and fishery by-products played in Roman social and economic life. (Robert I. Curtis, American Journal of Archaeology)

The whole volume is a superb achievement. (Peter Jones, Joint Association of Classical Teachers)

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Annalisa Marzano is a Professor of Ancient History at the University of Reading. She focuses in particular on the social and economic history of the Roman world and is author of Roman Villas in Central Italy: A Social and Economic History (2007).

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I really enjoyed this book with its generous sweep of detailing the various ingredients and effects of fish-farming. It makes the most of ancient sources and uses anthropological evidence from quite recent methods to surmise about techniques that probably were common almost 2000 years ago. Of course, although the lack of direct archaeological evidence makes the whole enterprise very difficult, AM makes it all sounds very convincing and it is highly entertaining for the layman and specialist alike.
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