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ANCH 136 The Ancient Economy: Home

Ancient Economy

A gallic-roman harvester. Relief from Trier

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These resources can help you come up with dates, names, additional vocabulary and variant spellings for your research. They can also help you develop a better understanding of your topic or give you ideas for comparisons and contrasts.

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Rebecca Stuhr is the librarian specialists for Classical Studies. 
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Use keywords or subject terms to search article databases

Examples of keywords or subject terms to combine and use as you search Franklin Catalog or databses listed below. Use an * to truncate words (gree*=greece or greek; farm*=farm, farms, farmstead) for better searching.

  • greece, greek, rome, roman
  • agriculture, econom*, trade, farm*, animals, [type of animal], crops, food [specific crops or food]
  • networks, connections, routes, transport*
  • coins, treasurey, finance
  • domestic, home, labor, work, textiles
  • famil*, children,
  • archaeolog*, bioarchaeolog*, zooarchaeolog*
  • disease, mortality, plague, illness, death
  • rural, urban, countryside, [locations], landscape
  • enviornment*, eco*, geograph*

These databases will also uncover book chapters along with articles in journals

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