University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Lionel Casson

Traders and Trading

Classical Athens

By: Lionel Casson

In the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. Athens fed its population-150,000 by conserva­tive estimates—chiefly on grain imported from south Russia, Sicily, and Egypt, and to a lesser extent, on salt fish from Spain, the Black Sea, and elsewhere. Her formid­able fleet of warships was built of timber from Macedon, Asia Minor, and the Levant, her […]