The Roman Economy During Ancient Times

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Merriam-Websters dictionary defines economy as “the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought in a country or region”. In both Rome and Greece, the economy was bustling, because the people would sell good to other civilization in order to continuously grow enough food to feed themselves. Many systems that were in place in antiquity are still around in our modern times. The Roman economy during antiquity time was made up of many different aspects but the Roman economy relied heavily on the use of slave labor and agriculture. The Roman people exported cereals which are wheat and barley, wine, grapes, olives, olive oil, animal products, pottery, gold, and slaves. The Roman empire had two different kinds of traits. They had intern all trades and Extertal. Internal trades is where the Roman citizens would trade around food like wheat and barley. External trades is where roam would trade goods with other countries. Rome imported goods from Arabia, India, southeast Asia, China, Spain, France, and Britain. Rome would import spices, Jules, and perfume from India. They also imported silk from China and lead, woolen products, and tin from Britain. Other items that the Roman civilization imported or beef, corn, glassware, iron, lead, leather, and marble. Romans would also often trade slaves with other civilizations to strengthen ties and bonds between the two empires. Along with trade comes many positions that need to be filled in order to keep a bustling economy. A few of these positions would be political advancements, administration, military, farmers, traders, merchants, construction, religious affairs, entertainment, artists, lawyers, and teachers. This is just a short list of positions that keep the ... ... middle of paper ... ...n order to use the seaports; ultimately this kept them safe. Although both civilizations had a very strong economy through trade and slaves, they differed in how their economy was run. Rome and Greece traded supplies and goods with other civilizations, but Rome was not entirely reliant on other civilizations for food. On the other hand, Greece had such poor soil that they almost entirely relied on trade and bartering of goods. Although we no longer see slaves in our world, they 're still there. I suppose a slave depends on your definition, but to me, a slave is someone who is forced to work against their own free will. In Asia, there are many children who are sent to work for their family simply because their family cannot afford to feed them. In today 's society many people still trade and still barter. Although this isn 't commonly seen, maybe people still do it.
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