Vol. 3 No. 10 (2022)
Thesis review articles

The Social Background of Trade and Commerce in Pannonia

Melinda Szabó
Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Published 2023-03-31


  • Pannonia, trade, family network, libertus, merchant

How to Cite

Szabó, M. (2023). The Social Background of Trade and Commerce in Pannonia. Dissertationes Archaeologicae, 3(10), 387–400. https://doi.org/10.17204/dissarch.2022.387


Review article of PhD thesis submitted in 2021 to the Archaeological Doctoral Programme, Doctoral School of History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, under the supervision of László Borhy.
The dissertation “The social background of trade and commerce in Pannonia” aims to detect the personal relations and networks that Roman trade in the study area was based on. I attempted to define the function of the related people regarding their role in these networks, social position, and the particular circumstances in the province of Pannonia. By examining commerce-related people one by one, I tried to determine their roles in the everyday life of the province to the largest possible extent.