The tithe of Hercules: Roman merchants, finance and the community

Wednesday 15 February, 18.00–19.30

Nicholas Purcell (Oxford)

G.E. RICKMAN LECTURE

In this lecture, Nicholas Purcell will revisit the social, financial, and cultural environments of merchants engaged in overseas trade with the city of Rome. He will look at the changing role of those we readily classify as ‘merchants’ or ‘traders’ in new ways, asking whether our standard scholarly representations of ‘exchange’, ‘commerce’, or ‘trade’ all too conventional.

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