The Roman Republic's Economy was mainly trade based......
This was hard work and led to war captives being sold into slavery
because they could work harder and longer hours, helping economic production
There were many military conquests bringing an increase in the economy
It was also common during the wars for the wealthy would buy small landowners
land who didn't return and create larger and larger farms
also known as latifundia
There became a high demand for agricultural produce
and so many large farm owners decided to switch to
higher value crops such as olives or grapes
The Romans Imported.....
And exported agricultural goods as well as wine and olive oil
The Romans were commonly in trade with.....
Britain was very reliant on the Romans in trade
as they provided security to the empire while
the Barbarians were running loose throughout Europe
Major Trading Ports of the Romans included:
Previous military roads built by the Romans
were also used for trade
The Carthaginians were very successful traders
The aristocracy in Carthage was heavily trade dominated as the majority
of the traders were aristocratic merchants who were also in control of the
political and religious duties of Carthage
Carthaginian traders were very well known and well liked
They were known for being able to sell
anything to anyone, for a price
They commonly traded with.....
As well as Hellenistic Kingdoms and the indigenous people
They commonly used trade routes between the western Mediterranean
and the Levant
Carthaginian traders commonly traded at popular markets in
Athens, Delos, and Syracuse
Carthage also had many foreign traders from Rhodes, Athens, and Italy.
The traders were treated equally among the native merchants.
The goods of the foreign traders were bought and re-exported by
Carthage also used trading ships for trade which had
a large merchant harbor connected directly to the city’s
The Carthaginian commonly imported and exported
precious metals, animal skin, purple dyed cloth, fine textiles,
wool, amber, weapons, ect. Carthage also would come to face
warfare due to gain/keep control of lucrative trading routes.
The more territories that Carthage conquered
the more natural resources it they provided such
as gold or silver
In conclusion, both civilizations were successful at trading
and had a very intricate economy