The Size of the Roman Population: Beloch and the Meaning of the Augustan Census Figures

  title={The Size of the Roman Population: Beloch and the Meaning of the Augustan Census Figures},
  author={Elio Lo Cascio},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={23 - 40}
  • E. L. Cascio
  • Published 1 November 1994
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The importance of Beloch's Bevölkerung der griechisch-römischen Welt and its influence on subsequent research in ancient demography can hardly be overstated. This book represents the key-stone of all modern investigation on size, structure, and, to a certain extent, dynamics of ancient populations. It was the first overall scientific treatment of the subject and it is still unparalleled in its scope. An attempt at its critical evaluation is not just an historiographical exercise: we must come… 

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