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Journal: Studies in Late Antiquity
Studies in Late Antiquity (2017) 1 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of food shortages, a common enough phenomenon in Rome and other ancient cities. 24 We hear of mobs, enraged by food shortages, rioting or destroying the homes of those officials responsible for the bread, wine, and pork supplies. 25 To avoid such a turn of events, the urban prefect and his colleague...