Talk:Roman commerce

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Potentially an enormous subject, and one often neglected. The article needs plenty of work. There's been little attention paid to internal markets, and the role of the military has been sidelined, apparently in favour of the exotic and exceptional. Citations are few (and not to standard format), and none are inline. So, is anyone interested (as I am) in improving it? Haploidavey (talk) 16:59, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Correction - one ref is inline, but "aristocratic trade" was not prohibited in theory. It was menial and unworthy of an aristocrat, which is rather different. The aristocracy were deeply but indirectly involved. Haploidavey (talk) 17:11, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Quick edit to add in a section on the elite and their involvement with trade which is complex and still not fully understood. As with most classical studies it is subjective, so I have added in appropriate sources. Hopefully they will allow readers to draw their own conclusions after reading the resources. Please bare with me, that was my first edit on Wikipedia [[1]] 13.02 13.03.13 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sarenale (talkcontribs) 00:04, 13 March 2013 (UTC)