T.M. Hickey, Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt
Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt
The House of Apion at Oxyrhynchus
T. M. Hickey
The economic practices and theory of the Roman Empire, as seen through the lens of the estate of the Flavii Apiones
University of Michigan Press
Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt is the most authoritative synthesis concerning the economy of the Apion estate to appear to date. T. M. Hickey examines the records of the family's wine production in the sixth century in order to shed light on ancient economic practices and economic theory, as well as on the wine industry and on estate management. Based on careful study of the original manuscripts, including unpublished documents from the estate archive, he presents controversial conclusions, much at odds with the "top down" models currently dominating the scholarship.
T. M. Hickey is Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley, and Curator at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri.
6 x 9. 248 pgs. 5 figures & 13 tables.