Nets, Boats and Fishing in the Roman World

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Ithas been claimed that in Roman times, net fishing was a shore-based technology, but a study of literary sources and pictorial evidence, mainly mosaics, show that net fishing from boats was widespread throughout the first four centuries AD.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClassica et Mediaevalia
Pages (from-to)215-233
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • fishing nets
  • mosaics
  • Roman Empire
  • ancient economy
  • history of technology
  • Oppian


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