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The Economic Life of the Ancient World (History of Civilization)

By Jules Toutain

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2 for hundreds of years it were so in Egypt; in accordance with Diodoros, rules have been issued via the Pharaohs making each occupation a hereditary responsibility. right here the traditional historian may well have reworked what was once merely an inveterate behavior into a duty, however the truth is still that during perform each Egyptian who plied a alternate had discovered it from his father and taught it to his son in his flip; during this method expert traditions have been preserved. three the end result used to be that the employee grew to become progressively more close up in his personal career, and. this association of commercial paintings in watertight cubicles grew extra marked as time went on. " The Hellenistic interval carried specialization veryfar. At Delos the joiner who matches a door doesn't arrange the submit that is to carry it. sooner than the wood worker lays upon the head process a wall the elm plank that is to help the cross-beams of the ceiling, the mason is termed in to point that direction. The stone-masons hooked up to the temple don't sharpen their very own instruments. At Miletos the workmen who do the high quality slicing of the marble squares of the dealing with will not be the lads who rough-hew the stone blocks of the interior center. it's been attainable to attract up from the papyri an never-ending checklist of the trades practised in Egypt. . . . The sack-carrier and the milk-carrier are fairly various from the baggage-porter. . . . The forges and pot-banks have their oven-men and stokers. The quarryman, the guy who cuts the stone, refuses to comb away the sand or to take away a layer of gravel; it isn't his activity. ... within the oil-mills there are grain-crushers, and exact workmen for castor oil; clothing of universal textile and tremendous othonia are neither made nor offered via a similar humans; and the cloth alternate incorporates a wool-waste-gatherer. each person to his alternate. "1 With this specialization went development in technical tools. the long run workman used to be now not expert within the kin by myself. The apprentice approach used to be geared up, as is proved by way of the papyri. 2 For these types of diverse industries, labour used to be provided via quite a few parts of society. within the mines and quarries, the paintings, which was once very challenging, used to be performed by way of convicts. " The Realgar Works (Sandaracurgeion)," Strabo writes, " are a mountain" (south of Sinope, west of the Halys) " which has been hollowed out by way of mining operations, because the miners went into it by way of deep cuttings. The lessees who used to paintings it bought their males one of the slaves bought due to crimes. "3 In Egypt, the miners who labored for the King have been normal chain-gangs of convicts, guarded through squaddies. four using slaves as workmen used to be nonetheless the guideline. five The slave-trade used to be now at its top. The Cilician pirates have been the executive purveyors. " It used to be effortless for them to acquire prisoners of battle, and never distant there has been a massive and filthy rich industry, that of Delos, that may absorb and ship out tens of hundreds of thousands of slaves in an afternoon. "6 doubtless lots of the slaves bought at Delos have been taken to Rome, Italy, and the West; however it is probably going sturdy variety of those unfortunates remained within the East and that the workshops of Egypt and Asia Minor absorbed no less than a few of them.

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