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A MARKET ECONOMY IN THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE*
B PETER TEMIN
The ecm f he eal Rma Emie ha bee a bjec f d f a lea
he la ce. The dici ha bee maked b ciig debae, k
meime a he imiii/mde debae ad a he ime a he File debae,
fllig hi fam Sahe lece, The Acie Ecm. Thi ae i a cibi
 hi debae, ie b a ecmi ahe ha a acie hiia. M e i
 defie he cce f a 'make ecm', ad  ee if i fi he eidece e hae f
he eal Rma Emie.
File declaed ha, 'acie cie did  hae a ecmic em hich a
a em cglmeai f iedeede make'.1 He de imlicil 
eeach b Plai  e he ie f Reff ihi he field f acie hi
ad he f Fgel ad Egema i ecmic hi, b he did  elicil ji
hei cceal aaae.2 Mi ha mmaied he debae felled b File'
damaic lece i hi fed  he e-fifh aiea edii ad aged ha
he ce i ill ig da.3 I he  claif he ie i hi debae ad
ee ele he debae f he eid f he eal Rma Emie.
I age hee ha he ecm f he eal Rma Emie a imail a make
ecm. The a f hi ecm lcaed fa fm each he ee  ied gehe