Economic Strategies of a Roman Landowner – Pliny the Younger

Takács, Levente (2015) Economic Strategies of a Roman Landowner – Pliny the Younger. Melita Classica, 2. pp. 37-51.

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We have more detailed information on the life and career of Pliny the Younger than any other Roman author. The information preserved in his letters provides us with insight into his literary and economic activity as well. Pliny was a famous lawyer of his age, but his revenues came in mostly from his estates. The study tries to reveal Pliny’s motivations concerning his landed property and his economic decisions. The estates could yield a relatively high profit and to maximize it was one of the goals of the landowners. But as for Pliny, there were further factors which also influenced his decisions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D2 Ancient History / ókor története > D25 History of ancient Rome / Római Birodalom
Depositing User: Dr. Levente Takács
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2016 06:53
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2016 06:53

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