7.01.2011

Trade Protectionism in the Roman Empire

Roman News and Archeology: Trade Protectionism in the Roman Empire:

"there was a law of the republic prohibiting the culture of the vine and olive beyond the Alps, in order to keep up the value of those in Italy." Cicero


Fascinating. Though under the Empire the wine region was the Rhone (Bordeaux only started up later as a producer of cheap alternative wines)

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