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Chapter 14, Lesson 4: The Roman Economy (pp. 447-451)

I. An Agricultural Economy

II. Trade in the Empire

    A. The most important trade item for Romans was grain for feeding the vast numbers of people in the Empire.

    B. Mining was largest industry in the empire, with building materials and metals coming from outside of Rome.

    C. Trade in manufactured goods was limited, while trade in luxury goods was the smallest part of the economy.

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