Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Exporters Of Grain

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The main grain-exporting areas in the archaic and classical periods are found in the periphery of the Greek world, in the Black Sea, Egypt and the west. This chapter describes the possibility of imports in the archaic period. Grain was, and still is, one of the principal crops of the Black Sea, since the climate and rainfall, especially in the north and west coasts are well suited to cereal cultivation. Pontic wheat was not only lighter than the products of other exporters, but also of local producers in Greece, Asia Minor and the Aegean. Reduction of dues provides a powerful incentive to traders, offsetting the natural disadvantages of Bosporan grain and makes it competitive in the market. The largest exporter of grain in the southern Mediterranean in the classical period was Egypt. The main grain producers in the western Greek world were Sicily and Magna Graecia.

Keywords: archaic period; Bosporan grain; grain exports; Greek world; pontic wheat



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Governmental Intervention in Foreign Trade in Archaic and Classical Greece — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation