Pant'agatha: Commodities in Levantine-Aegean Trade During the Persian Period, 6–4th c. B.C.
- Van Alfen, Peter G.
- University of Texas-Austin
- The primary focus of this study is to ascertain the identification and origins of the commodities in trade between the Levant
and Aegean during the
Persian period, ca. 540-330 B.C. Using Semitic and Greek textual sources, as well as numismatic, epigraphic and archaeological
evidence nearly 200 commodities are identified and discussed, including spices, pigments, dyes, chemicals, and manufactured
items such as coinage and ceramics. In the final
chapter, a synthesis of the material is presented along with the historic and
economic conclusions for Persian period trade that can be drawn from the assembled evidence.